Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Daisy Ridley, who is best known for playing Rey, has discussed the difficulties of filming the final episode without Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa.
“It was very difficult. It was emotional doing it because you’re also weirdly picturing her. You’re not picturing how the scene is going to be,” Ridley told British GQ. “It’s really sad. And it’s going to be really sad. But also, it’s amazing they have all this footage that is woven into the story in such a strange way.”
Unfortunately, back in December 2016, we lost Carrie Fisher before she finished her run as Leia Organa in the Sequel Trilogy. However, J.J. Abrams and his crew discovered eight minutes worth of unused footage from The Force Awakens that were used in The Rise of Skywalker instead of digitally recreating or recasting Carrie.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).