John Boyega Says There is a Special Sendoff for Carrie Fisher in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
John Boyega says Leia Organa will get a sendoff fit for a princess in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In a recent interview with ABC News, the star of the new film by Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit said his fellow Star Wars castmate, Carrie Fisher, will appear on screen for the final time in perfect manner.
"This movie, it sends her off in an amazing, amazing way. And she is still kept alive in this franchise. That's the beauty of it: She lives forever in a sense."
Boyega went on to talk about learning of Fisher's death last December saying, "It was a strange, strange feeling. I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that."
He also said Leia and Finn have multiple scenes together in the film directed by Rian Johnson. "We worked together closely on this," he said.
Before Fisher unexpectedly died in December, Leia was expected to have a large role in Episode IX but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has since said The Last Jedi has not been changed to address Fisher's death, and that Leia will not appear in Episode IX.
The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15th.