Carrie Fisher Wrote Some of Her Funniest Lines in 'The Last Jedi'

Mark Hamill Publicly Expressed Doubts About The Last Jedi Now Regrets Doing So

Rian Johnson admitted he considered changing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" following the death of Carrie Fisher but decided against it due to her "beautiful performance" as General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher may be gone, but her spirit lives on in the legacy she has left behind.

He also said that she came up with the "You go, I've said it enough" line Leia recites to Laura Dern's Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Because I felt like, first of all, there was no way to do that without losing maybe her scene with Luke, or her scene with Rey at the end, or her scene with Holdo.

Fisher gave Johnson ideas throughout the shoot, because when you have one of Hollywood's top script doctors on your set, obviously you listen to her.


"After we came back from New Year's, Kathleen Kennedy and I had a conversation and I felt really strongly that we had a handsome performance from her", said Johnson.

Rian continued, "I would sit down with her and she would just give me... And I've known her since she was 19-years-old, so I'm grateful for that".

Spoilers below for The Last Jedi. "And the humor and the slight goofiness of it also, and kind of the slight free-wheeling feel of it, and how it's unafraid to have fun, that to me is essential".

He specifically looked to Fisher to help him add more humor to the film, noting, "I think that as Star Wars fans, especially as adults, you can get into a mindset of wanting it to just be the heavy opera". It's the equivalent in my head of when you hear about parents, toddlers are caught under cars, and they suddenly get Hulk strength and can lift it up. But, again, instead of being upset that I don't have any more time with her, it also makes me grateful for the time I did have with her. I felt really strongly that what we have here is so lovely and the way that the character develops, the way it's paid off, and not only that, the horror of trying to manufacture something that - I don't even know what it would have been, but something for the end of this movie that leaves it in a place where the transition is easier, the idea of, 'Oh God, how would you fake something like that and how would it not be awful?

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