If you can believe it, it’s been nearly three years since we lost Carrie Fisher. I know. We lost her right at the end of 2016, a year that will go down in history as an incredibly crappy year and the year that everybody cool died. The only thing we’d ever expect of Carrie would be that she’d be back to haunt all of us for the rest of time, and it seems that our assumption was correct.
Over in California, the cast and director of the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker got together for a press conference and preview of the movie. A question came up for director, J.J. Abrams, about how he worked Carrie Fisher into the film and how he chose what footage to use.
While he was answering, he mentioned the lighting and as he did, a light went off. Seriously, it was the eeriest timing ever.
“Hi, Carrie!” he called.
Obviously, everybody who watched the video burst into tears, or at least did on the inside. Mark Hamil has posted about her following him around before, but this is probably the most dramatic moment that we’ve all been able to see. Even J.J. Abrams makes a point of noting that “that’s so Carrie, by the way.”
Carrie passing away was a massive punch in the gut whether you were into Star Wars or not. Her role as Leia was incredibly iconic, but she was also a woman who was never afraid to tell people (or the entire world) exactly what it was that she thought. Losing her felt like losing a friend, no matter who you were.
I must admit though, it’s nice to know that she’s still around giving her opinions on everything. I’d love to know her opinion on Baby Yoda tbh, but I guess we’ll just have to imagine.
Whatever Carrie is up to in the afterlife, I’m not that surprised that at least some of it involves messing with her old co-stars. Hopefully she was pleased that we all followed her wishes and wrote that her death was caused by drowning in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.
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