Star Wars: The Last Jedi will reunite audiences with many of the beloved characters who returned and were introduced in The Force Awakens. However, the film will also feature the final appearance of Carrie Fisher, who passed away late last year.
In an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, actor Oscar Iscaac, who portrays Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, reflected on his experience working with Carrie Fisher on the next chapter of the Star Wars saga. Isaac revealed that much of his work on the film was with Carrie Fisher and recalled a scene where the late actress was required to slap him on multiple occasions:
“Actually, a large amount of the stuff that I got to do was with Carrie, which was amazing. I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie. It was still… you know, often times that first day, the filmmaker’s, everybody’s trying to get the tone and figure it out and I remember it was a scene where I come up and talk to her and she’s very upset with me and slaps me, and [director] Rian [Johnson] kept doing it over and over […] I think it ended up being like 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in and every time she’d hit like a different spot on my face.”
Isaac later remembered Carrie Fisher fondly and praised her work on the film:
“She was by far the quickest-witted, funniest, most down-to-earth, real human beings as I ever had the opportunity of working with and she does amazing work in this. It was definitely a heartbreaker.”
You can watch the entire interview with Oscar Isaac below!
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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, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.