Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is easily one of this year’s biggest and most anticipated releases, but there’s a sense of melancholy surrounding the film knowing that it will be Carrie Fisher’s last portrayal of her character, Princess/General Leia. Oscar Isaac, who plays hotshot Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, recalls a scene that he shared with the departed actress as one of his favorite to film.
While Isaac obviously couldn’t give any plot details away to Business Insider due to the strict NDAs that he and his fellow cast have had to adhere to, he did mention that his first day of filming involved a scene with Fisher:
“We did about 25 takes total. Half of them were on me and half of them were on her… There was a scene where there was some physicality there and it was shot just over and over and over. She relished the physicality of it, let me just say. It was pretty intense. It will be funny to see what they cut together based on that.”
Isaac described Fisher as having a kind of gravity toward her as an actress, and that he was incredibly happy to have received the honor of working with her. Isaac also noted that Fisher’s sardonic sense of humor made her presence on-set an absolute joy to work with. Hopefully, that should translate to one of her best performances as the character, even if it’s also regrettably the last.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern have also been cast in unspecified roles.
Source: Business Insider