Oscar Isaac Reveals How He Pitched Touching Scene in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might have ended up being a divisive entry in Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy, however, the movie did have its moments, one of which came from Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac.

Lucasfilm released The Rise of Skywalker on DVD and Blu-Ray last week, giving fans access to featurettes and other videos offering fans interesting tidbits about the movie. In one of the special features for the film (via Cinema Blend), Isaac reveals his hand in developing the final moment between Poe Dameron and General Organa (the late Carrie Fisher).

According to the Star Wars sequel trilogy star, The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams was thinking of a way to send off Carrie and so Isaac suggested that it would be best if Poe was with Leia when she'd finally rest her body.

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"That scene wasn't originally in the film. And I talked to J.J. about ‘Well, I think it'd be great to just see a moment that Poe has with Leia. Even just a moment for him to say goodbye,'" the actor said in the special features video for Episode IX.

It's great to see that Abrams was open to suggestions during the production of The Rise of Skywalker. It makes sense that Poe would be with Leia on her death bed knowing the relationship that the two shared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not only does the scene allow Isaac to take some ownership over his character, but it allows Poe to share significant scenes with Leia and with Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams).

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