General Leia Brings “Jokes And Fun” To The Last Jedi, According To John Boyega


For almost 40 years, Carrie Fisher was synonymous with Leia Organa (AKA the People’s Princess), and on December 15th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will close the book on her beloved saga.

It’ll be a bittersweet moment for the franchise’s impassioned fanbase, who mourned the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher late last year. Her untimely passing will only amplify Leia’s final moments in the Star Wars series, though The Last Jedi‘s cast have assured viewers that Fisher delivers a “wonderful” performance in the upcoming sequel.

That’s something that John Boyega echoed during a recent interview with Good Morning America (via, where the actor also drew attention to Fisher’s best qualities, and how the actress brings “jokes and laughter” to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Well, Carrie means freedom to me. She means the ability to be yourself regardless of circumstance, regardless of social construct. For me, she’s just incredible, and back-to-back on everything, we had jokes and laughter, and that’s something you’re going to get with Carrie Fisher here.

As one of the breakout stars of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy all those years ago, Carrie Fisher’s absence will leave a big hole in our heart and in the Star Wars franchise overall. But if The Last Jedi will be remembered as her last hurrah, then it appears fans will soon get a helping of vintage Carrie Fisher.

Here’s what Rian Johnson told in a previous interview:

Carrie was, you know, a writer first and foremost. She loved words. We would get together and we would go over the scenes. We wouldn’t rewrite the scenes but she would throw out suggestions for jokes, and lines, and ideas. And we’d go back and forth.

When The Last Jedi opens big on December 15th, it’ll reportedly include a posthumous tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher, so be sure to hang around after the credits roll and John Williams’ iconic score begins blaring out over the speakers.