Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an emotional send-off for Carrie Fisher.
And it was also her final script as a writer.
During an interview with The Daily Beast, Star Wars 8 director Rian Johnson revealed that he worked extensively with Carrie Fisher on the script for The Last Jedi… and she actually wrote her own final lines.
“She is a brilliant writer, an incredible mind,” said Johnson. “She loved one-liners and jokes. She could just pop out so many jokes.”
“I would go to her house,” he explained. “We would sit on her bed for hours and go through the scripts. We would have these stream of consciousness jazz poetry kinda ad lib sessions. I would just scribble on my script everything she said, and at the end of six hours, there would be like a four-word line of dialogue that was the distillation of all of that that was brilliant.”
Which of those scenes were written by Carrie?
Well, her final line – in the scene between Luke and Leia – was hers.
“I know what you’re going to say,” she tells Luke. “I changed my hair.”
And that’s not all – she also wrote the emotional exchange between General Leia and Laura Dern’s Admiral Holdo.
Of course, it’s rather lovely to think that Carrie Fisher had a hand in her final film behind-the-scenes – especially as she has a long history as a Hollywood script doctor.
It’s only fitting that her final script was a Star Wars movie.
And that might even provide some comfort to her friends, family and fans.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Kelli Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, and Andy Serkis.
Rian Johnson wrote and directed the movie.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi heads to cinemas on 14 December 2017.