Star Wars The Last Jedi: Daisy Ridley Says Her Scene With Carrie Fisher Will Be 'Hard To Watch'

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Carrie Fisher had finished all of her work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi before she passed away in December 2016, and we'll be seeing her grace the screens once last time when TLJ hits theaters. Promotion for the movie is going full blast, and Daisy Ridley talks about her one scene with Fisher that has now changed its meaning since she passed away.

Talking to Glamour (via Star Wars News Net), Ridley admitted:

"The last thing Carrie and I filmed together was emotional for a variety of reasons. It's the end of the film, and all of this crazy stuff has happened. There's this moment that we share, and thinking about it now, I realize that it's going to be really hard to watch. Because it will seem like a goodbye, even though it wasn't at the time. You know, she and I went through a similar thing at different times [as Star Wars heroes]. She had the most insane life."

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Lucasfilm had said that they didn't alter any of Fisher's roles in The Last Jedi after she passed away, but now this means they have to find a way to justify Leia's absence in Star Wars Episode IX. With Han Solo getting the spotlight in The Force Awakens and Luke in The Last Jedi, Episode IX was supposed to be Fisher's time to shine. Hopefully Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams have a proper sendoff for Leia planned that will make everyone happy.

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

General Leia returns one last time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi which hits theaters Dec. 15.

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