Yesterday, Star Wars Celebration Orlando featured a panel celebrating 40 years of the franchise with a moving tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. The celebration of Carrie Fisher’s career continued today during the panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, where Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director Rian Johnson praised Fisher’s work on film, including her contributions to the The Last Jedi‘s script.
Kennedy discussed her experience working with Fisher on the latest Star Wars film.
“It was extraordinary, needless to say. Carrie is remarkable in the movie. What Rian wrote, and the performance she ends up giving, I think you guys are going to find that an amazing tribute to her talent.”
Johnson praised Fisher as well, revealing that they would work on the script together.
“It was such a moving tribute yesterday, I don’t know if I can add to that. I love her so much, I just adore her. I connected with her first and foremost as a writer. She’s a brilliant writer, with an incredible mind. I’d go to her house and we’d sit on her bed for hours, going through the script.”
Johnson revealed that some of Fisher’s ideas and suggestions would be added to the script.
“And then at the end of six hours, there would be this four word line of dialogue that would be the distillation of all that, that was brilliant.”
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.
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