JJ Abrams on ‘Bizarre’ Process Behind Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Episode IX Appearance

Credit: The Wrap- Published on May 22, 2019
Director J.J. Abrams said it wasn’t easy finding a way to include Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” His choices were limited: he needed Leia to tell the story properly, but recasting the iconic character wasn’t an option, and he wasn’t going to use a digital version of Fisher, who...

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Published on May 23, 2019 -  00:38
J.J. Abrams: How Carrie Fisher Is In 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Abrams said he remembered there was still some unused footage of Fisher left over from the 2015 film "The Force Awakens" that could be incorporated into "Skywalker." "It's hard to even talk about it without sounding like I'm being some kind of cosmic spiritual goofball," Abrams said, "but it felt like we suddenly had found the impossible answer to the impossible question." Abrams began writing scenes around the old footage, so Leia's dialogue could fit into the movie in different ways.

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