We already know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring back General Leia Organa with the help of some unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Nevertheless, Daisy Ridley still managed to share an amusing story about one particular scene featuring the late Carrie Fisher that was repurposed for Episode IX.
Ridley recently sat down for an interview with Vulture where she revealed some interesting details about the scene featured in the Rise of Skywalker. In the sequence, a crying Rey is shown hugging Leia. The Chaos Walking star hinted at that the scene's original context in TFA.
"It's not a million miles away from what this scene is. It was very sad. I found it very moving to watch it because I do remember the original. And it's a strange thing to do, for someone that's not around anymore to be brought back to life. It's eerie that it resonates so much with what the story is this time. It's pretty amazing," Ridley said.
And while the scene is supposed to be sad, Ridley revealed that Fisher couldn't resist dropping one of her iconic one-liners.
"She was actually whispering, 'This is a f--ing long hug,'" she said with a laugh. "I was trying to do my acting, like, 'Oh my god, Carrie!' There wasn't any discussion about what we were gonna do."
That certainly sounds like the Carrie Fisher that we know and love. Needless to say, we can't wait to see her final scenes as Leia later this year.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.