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Billie Lourd and her late mother, “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher will reunite in the film the coming last episode.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” director J. J. Abrams confirmed the pair will share a scene together in the film.
In an interview published on Wednesday, Abrams told Vanity Fair, “It was a bizarre form of the left/right side of the brain a kind of Venn-diagram thing, of figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces that we had.”
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The film is with the help of unused extra footage of Fisher from when they filmed what would become her last appearance in 2015 the episode “The Force Awakens.” Abrams said that initially he wrote Lourd out of the screens, but they insisted on them.
Carrie Fisher, left, and daughter Billie Lourd arrive at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
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He explained that Lourd said, “I want to be in the scenes with her. I want it for my children if I have children. I want them to see.”
“And yes, there are moments where they are talking; there are moments where they touch,” he revealed about the ultra-secret film.
And thanks to the expert editing and a little movie magic, it is just as Fisher’s Princess Leia never left us.
“There are moments in this film where Carrie is there, and I really feel that there is an element of the mysterious, spiritual, you know, the classic Carrie, it would have happened this way, because one way or the other worked. And I never thought it would be,” Abrams admitted.
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He said that Lourd was the biggest professional, but there were times when she would have to take a moment to collect himself. “I know it’s hard for her,” he recalled.
From left to right: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Harrison Ford as Hans Solo in the original 1977 “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”
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Fisher died in December 2016 at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will hit theaters on December 20, 2019.