Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher and How ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Was Going to Be Leia’s Movie

Published on Nov 10, 2019

Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher and How ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Was Going to Be Leia’s Movie

Billie Lourd has penned a moving essay for Time Magazine about her mother, Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016 at the age of 60. At the time, Fisher had just wrapped reprising her role as Princess Leia in director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Indeed, the actress will appear posthumously in the upcoming “The Rise of Skywalker,” which will be released on December 20. In the essay, Lourd recalls how her mother was enthusiastic about “The Rise of Skywalker” because she felt it was going to be “her movie.”

“We wrapped ‘The Last Jedi’ a little less than six months before she died. I went back to L.A. to film the show I was on, and she stayed in London to film the show she was on. One of the last times we spoke on the phone, she talked about how excited she was that the next movie

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Author: Ryan Lattanzio