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Carrie Fisher’s Brother On Her Role In Star Wars: Episode IX

August 9, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with ET Canada, Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd spoke about the usage of footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to give Leia a role in Star Wars: Episode IX.

He said: “My sister and Princess Leia are the same thing. And the idea of that story stopping and her not carrying forward is very disturbing to me. It is awesome that it worked out this way and, thanks to [director] J.J. Abrams, this is going to be very magical and important to us all. It is not easy, I could tell you. For me, I have to watch a lot of these old movies and it is heartbreaking sometimes to see your family that has left us. But if you believe in the way our family does – in the Force – we aren’t really apart at all and she will always be with us. But it is nice when you can put her back up on the screen and continue the story and continue the saga. That is important for all of us. My niece [Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd] is really sensitive to the whole thing, the whole family is. Obviously we want to protect Carrie and [the] image of my mother, in particular. We are sensitive to how things are done and why they are done. This is one that you have got to embrace with a big hug.”

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for a December 20, 2019 release in theaters.

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