The Last Jedi director talks Carrie Fisher's 'beautiful' performance


But Carrie and I found pretexts. I don't know, if I say that I'm doing good, I'm too happy.

"I'm a big believer of things happening for a reason and I think I ended up on that movie for a reason", Lourd said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres after losing her mother.

Perhaps the fan that stood out the most was Fisher's dog, Gary, who showed up to pay his final respects to his mom. As it turns out, that friendship at one brief point became something a bit more romantic. However, Hamill knew that on set relationships don't have the best track record of working out, so no real relationship was ever formed. Sadly, she was left incapacitated for the first half of the movie, making a grand reappearance later on when she greets Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and literally zaps some sense into him after he went a bit rogue trying to save the remaining members of the Resistance.

Carrie Fisher's dog Gary attended a screening for The Last Jedi, and it was clear he still misses his mum. However, with the upcoming Episode IX reportedly being tipped as "the Leia movie" in early drafts, there were major questions over how/if The Last Jedi would handle the departure of the bun-haired legend. Directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi picks up with Rey undergoing her training with Luke Skywalker while The First Order plots a counterattack against The Resistance.

A petition calling for Star Wars' Princess Leia to be named an official Disney Princess has passed 100,000 signatures.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" gets the hook in the audience quickly, with battle scenes and lots of hostility intrigue immediately.

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