Oscar Isaac Shares Heartbreaking Story About Dancing With Carrie Fisher On The Last Jedi Set
Though Lucasfilm had originally planned to dedicate Star Wars: Episode IX to Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa, the Star Wars legend’s sudden passing back in December has forced the studio to send the princess off in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Spending time together on the set of the highly anticipated sequel trilogy installment, Star Wars’ Oscar Isaacs remembers how he and Carrie would spend their free time on set of The Force Awakens sequel. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Isaacs decides to open up and share his favorite moment with the Star Wars legend: dancing with Carrie on the film's different sets.
“One of my favorite things that would happen from time to time on set would be when Carrie would sing old songs. Whenever that would happen I would offer her my hand and we would waltz around the set – on a starship, in a Rebel base, on an alien planet, and she would sing and we would dance. So surreal and beautiful to think about now. For all of her delicious, wicked humor and fiery energy she also had such sweet grace. I miss her dearly.”
Isaacs plays the ace pilot Poe Dameron and in another interview with the same publication, the actor recently revealed how the Resistance Fighter becomes a “surrogate son” to Leia in The Last Jedi.
The image of Poe waltzing with his surrogate mother on set of The Force Awakens sequel is definitely a beautiful way to remember Carrie before The Last Jedi sends her off.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres December 15, 2017.