The world was devastated to learn of the passing of the legendary Carrie Fisher today at the age of 60 following a major heart attack sustained while flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday. The iconic actress leaves a legacy that not only includes her beloved role as Princess Leia Organa in the ‘Star Wars’ films, but also one with extensive written works, unprecedented openness and advocacy for mental health, and a general aura of badassery. However, even in death, she hasn’t completely wrapped on her amazing acting career.
Deadline reports that Fisher had completed her work on a number of projects before her death. She recently wrapped on the third season of Amazon’s ‘Catastrophe’ starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. The new documentary ‘Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds’ will screen at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival after showing at Cannes this year. But the big one that everyone is wondering about has to be ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’. The latest chapter of new trilogy from Rian Johnson, which will see Fisher reprise her role as General Organa once again, completed principal photography in July 2016. Sources close to the production also say that the princess’ role was expanded for the follow-up to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. And though it was expected that she would appear again in ‘Episode IX’, there is currently no word on how Fisher’s death will affect the third installment of the new trilogy. Since production isn’t scheduled to begin for about a year, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm won’t likely address the issue right away out of respect to Fisher, her family, friends, and fans.
How are you handling the death of Carrie Fisher? What sort of influence has her work had on your life? And how bitter sweet is it that we’ll get to see her as Princess Leia one more time? Sound off in the comments.