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.
Top 10 Princess Leia Moments From The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise
To us, she’s royalty…
Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Fisher was only 19 years old when she joined the cast of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Fisher most recently returned to the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Fisher rejoined Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford in the roles that helped launched them into superstardom. Along with her many acting roles, Fisher is known for her work as an author. She just released “Princess Diarist” an autobiography, which is her eighth book. She is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, a very famous Hollywood couple.
Heroic Hollywood is honoring Carrie Fisher by counting down the top ten moments from Princess Leia within the Star Wars universe. From her saving Luke, Han and Chewie in A New Hope to her appearance in The Force Awakens, Princess Leia will forever be an iconic character not only within Star Wars but cinema as a whole.
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