Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd has revealed new details about the late actress’ part in the original version of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.
Fisher said in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment that his sister, who played Princess Leia in the franchise, was going to be the “big payoff in the final film.”
He added, “She was going to be the last Jedi, so to speak. That’s cool, right?”
Fisher went on, “The truth is that J.J. Abrams was great friends with Carrie… he had an extraordinary sense of love for her.
“They had eight minutes of footage. They grabbed every frame and analyzed it and then reverse-engineered it and [got] it into the story the right way. It’s kind of magical,” he said of the actress’ appearance in the eagerly anticipated flick. Abrams took unused footage of Leia left over from “The Force Awakens”.
Fisher shared, “This is, in its own way, a payoff. It’s Carrie talking to us all from beyond. The beautiful thing about the concept of the Force is that there is no real death; you just exist in another dimension.
“So Carrie is looking down or sideways or wherever and is still part of us. To be able to see that — it’s magical stuff only in the movies.”
Carrie Fisher passed away in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.