Carrie Fisher will share scenes with her daughter in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

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Carrie Fisher will live forever as Leia Organa, but her Star Wars sendoff in The Rise of Skywalker will include scenes with a very special costar: her daughter, Billie Lourd.

After Fisher’s sudden passing in 2016, Skywalker director J.J. Abrams and the teams at Disney and Lucasfilm elected not to digitally add Leia to Episode IX, but to see what story they could piece together from unused footage of 2015’s The Force Awakens.

Abrams told Vanity Fair that the process of writing around existing footage was like “figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces we had.” It was a new exercise in filmmaking, but also similar to the reshoots that occur regularly on feature films. Read more…

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  • May 23, 2019
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