Daisy Ridley, star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is understandably tight-lipped about sharing any of the details of the forthcoming movie, or possibly anything about the franchise for that matter. But in the recent 70th British Academy of Film Awards (BAFTA) on February 12, she opened up about the emotional impact of the death of Carrie Fisher on the cast and crew.
Fisher, aka General Leia, passed away on December 27, 2016 to the utter grief of her colleagues and fans around the world.
Ridley paid homage to Fisher during the awards ceremony in the sequence where the academy remembered their dearly departed. She admitted that the iconic actress' departure was "horrific,' "devastating," and "a great, great loss to the world." Though she and her Star Wars: TheForce Awakens co-stars still have to get together since that time, they have gotten in touch through "conversations" to presumably share the burden.
In the Express report of her speech, Ridley remembered Fisher as an individual who celebrated life and left a legacy that should be honored and celebrated:
"I think everything, the kind of legacy she left. She's gone too soon, but we can see everything that she did do, and kind of have joy in that."
Other stars outside the immediate Star Wars universe have paid their own unique forms of tribute to Fisher. Meanwhile, Lucasfilm's reported refusal to have Leia continue in the growing saga through CGI is certainly an example. Ultimately, the late actress will live long in our memories.
For a flashback of her last performance in a Star Wars movie, check the clip below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release in theaters on December 15, 2017.