Upon hearing the news of 60-year-old Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia’s death, “Star Wars” fans around the world were devastated. Tributes came pouring in from many of her colleagues and “Star Wars” co-stars.
But “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will not be the last time that fans get to see the actress on the big screen, as she will be reprising her iconic role in the 8th film. According to Variety, Fisher wrapped filming for the sequel in July.
Though details on her role in upcoming “Star Wars” film are still scarce, many netizens are speculating that they will only address her death in the 9th film and might have to use CG effects for her character, just like how “Furious 7” handled Paul Walker’s death. But no matter how Disney and Lucasfilm plan to do it, we hope that they will find a way to give her arc a fitting conclusion.
“She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Besides that, the actress had a recurring role on “Catastrophe”, a comedy series on Amazon/Channel 4, where she plays the caustic mother of star Rob Delaney’s character. The show, which will air in spring next year, has completed shooting its 3rd season and it was reported that Fisher will be appearing in one of the episodes.
Her other projects include a recurring role on Fox’s “Family Guy” as the voice of Angela and a documentary called “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”.
Fisher was on a flight from London to Los Angeles when she went into cardiac arrest. A medical personnel, who was onboard the plane, performed emergency CPR on her until paramedics rushed her to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical in Los Angeles where she was placed on a ventilator. She later died in the hospital.
Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher. May the Force be with you.
“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is slated for release on 15th December 2017.