Two years ago, Daisy Ridley’s battle-worn heroine returned to the Resistance base bearing bad news: Han Solo, that smug nerf herder who first wormed his way into our hearts 40 years ago, failed to court his estranged son (read: Kylo Ren) back to the light, and paid the ultimate price.
It was a cruel sucker punch that left the Star Wars community in mourning, while the erstwhile Ben Solo wholly embraced his inner rage and, by effect, Supreme Leader Snoke. All of this tees up a dark, intense second chapter ahead of The Last Jedi‘s release, but according to Daisy Ridley, the imminent sequel will end with another “emotional” scene involving Leia and her Jakku orphan.
Indeed, Leia’s final moments will already be imbued with a sense of melancholy due to the untimely death of Fisher – rumor has it that Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes packing a fitting tribute to the people’s princess – and during a recent chat with Glamour (via Star Wars News Net), the actress recalled her last moments with the great Carrie Fisher:
The last thing Carrie and I filmed together was emotional for a variety of reasons. It’s the end of the film, and all of this crazy stuff has happened. There’s this moment that we share, and thinking about it now, I realize that it’s going to be really hard to watch. Because it will seem like a goodbye, even though it wasn’t at the time. You know, she and I went through a similar thing at different times [as Star Wars heroes]. She had the most insane life.
That she did. And while J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio (Justice League) will be the ones to wrap up Lucasfilm’s current trilogy in 2019, we can’t wait to see what The Last Jedi has in store. December 15th is the date for your diaries, meaning a new Star Wars movie is just over two weeks away. Eek!