Carrie Fisher’s final performance was put together posthumously by director J.J. Abrams for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ and the director feels that the actress would be ‘proud’ of her performance. In fact, Fisher’s view of the script Abrams helped co-write with Chris Terrio was the most important consideration for the director. With her tragic passing after filming Rian Johnson‘s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,‘ there were only so many options that Lucasfilm had for finishing off Leia Organa’s story.
Thankfully, there were eight minutes of unused footage from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ that they felt could be used to finish telling her tale.
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When asked about how Carrie’s family felt about the final cut of the film by Esquire, Abrams insteaad expressed how he hoped the actress would feel about it:
“I don’t want to talk about that, per se, because it just — I don’t think it’s quite my place, although I would love to go and talk about it, but I will say that nothing has been more important to me than making sure we do something that Carrie herself would have been happy with, and proud of. And I feel like we’ve done that.”
Fans who have been following the pre-production of the story know that the final chapter of The Skywalker Saga was meant to shine the spotlight on Fisher’s character. It will be interesting to see how having only eight-minutes of footage will give them the ability to do just that.
Are you looking forward to the end of the Skywalker Saga with the release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’? Do you feel that only eight-minutes of footage is enough to wrap up Leia Organa’s story in a heartfelt moment? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will attack the box office on December 20th, 2019!