‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director On Finishing Carrie Fisher’s ADR

Carrie Fisher Star Wars The Last Jedi Rian Johnson Leia Organa Writing TalentThis past December the world had to say goodbye to beloved actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who had just finished filming her scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the iconic role of the former princess turned general of the Resistance, Leia Organa. In the midst of the news of her tragic passing, Lucasfilm did advise fans that the actress not only finished her scenes in the upcoming film but will also not be recast.

However, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed to Rolling Stone that the late actress did not complete her ADR, meaning Additional Dialogue Recording which is a common practice for major motion pictures where low-quality audio spoken by an actor is replaced later on in post-production.

Johnson was tasked with something many directors are simply not prepared for when it comes to making a film and that is the passing of one of his lead actors. The director went on to reveal the behind-the-scenes work that went into finishing the Fisher’s dialogue:

“We had to do a lot of sound work and that was kind of tough, but we managed,” says Johnson. “We have a great sound team and we managed to pull her dialogue out and find little snippets from here and there and make it work. You do what you’ve gotta do.”

Despite the technical difficulties, it seems as though Johnson is confident in giving Fisher’s portrayal as General Leia the proper sendoff as we get to see Fisher on the big screen one last time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.

Source: Rolling Stone

5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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Star Wars The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.

One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.

Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!

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