Fans are getting pumped for the next and final installment in the Skywalker Saga of the Star Wars films, culminating this December with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The most exciting part of the hype so far was when fans got to see the trailer for the first time from Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. The trailer is super cool and exciting, and it was so bittersweet to see the late Carrie Fisher’s Leia embracing Daisy Ridley’s Rey in what looked like an emotional hug. We can’t wait to see how it all unfolds, but while we wait, it’s also fun to get a little behind the scenes info from the stars.
In a recent interview with Daisy Ridley, CinemaBlend reports that Ridley was asked if she could remember what Carrie Fisher was saying to her when they shared their onscreen hug. Ridley responded:
She was actually whispering, ‘This is a fucking long hug.’ I was trying to do my acting, like, ‘Oh my god, Carrie!’ There wasn’t any discussion about what we were gonna do.
That absolutely sounds like classic Carrie Fisher! She was such a warm and hilarious lady, and I bet she was a delight to work with. I know I will be keeping that little gem in mind when I watch the movie, as this looks like it could be a pretty emotional part in the film that I may want to lighten up a bit.
What’s your favorite memory of the late, great Carrie Fisher? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th.