Rian Johnson Completed Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi ADR After Her Passing
Carrie Fisher’s unexpected passing last year didn’t just break hearts in the Star Wars community, it left a hole in the production of Star Wars: Episode IX and The Last Jedi.
Though Lucasfilm promised everyone that the actress had finished filming her parts in The Force Awakens sequel, Fisher hadn’t been able to complete her Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR), a production method used to replace audio recordings of low quality with better ones, and sometimes used to substitute lines.
Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone, The Last Jedi director revealed how he and his audio team had to find ways to complete Leia’s lines without Fisher around.
"We had to do a lot of sound work and that was kind of tough, but we managed. We have a great sound team and we managed to pull her dialogue out and find little snippets from here and there and make it work. You do what you've gotta do."
While some fans might be alarmed, ADR is a common practice in the film industry. Sometimes the sound in a certain location might not sound as clean as when re-recorded in a studio. We wonder whether we’ll be able to notice these snippets when we watch the movie next week.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.