“Episode IX” Tackles Poe & Leia’s Relationship

Episode Ix Tackles Poe Leias Relationship

One of the more unexpected relationships in the recent “Star Wars” trilogy has been that of Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron. They barely shared scenes in ‘Force Awakens,’ but the pair offered an intriguing and layered back-and-forth in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

Though Fisher’s scenes will be limited in “Star Wars: Episode IX” due to her untimely passing, Isaac says that relationship still ‘gets carried over’ into the new film.

Speaking on the Tell Me John show on SiriusXM (via Reddit), Isaac was asked about working with Fisher on ‘The Last Jedi’ and asked if he was surprised it was such an emotional centerpiece of the film:

Isaac: “I wasn’t surprised because I remember we were doing that…we worked a lot and her, and I worked together so much, too, and we would talk about the scenes, and we would…you know, we got very tight during the shooting of that. So it was a beautiful thing to see, and it gets carried over into the new film.”

Host: “I look forward to having you here next year when we can talk about it because I can only imagine having to work with her, with the scenes they’re inserting, would be emotional for you on a whole other level.”

Isaac: Yeah, no it is. It was definitely an unusual thing, but I also think it was right to engage with her character, and not just let it be something that fades away but can really give it its proper, you know, place of honor.

The new film is expected to use unused footage from both ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’ to bring the character back one last time, though the question lingers as to how much screen time she’ll get and how those scenes will play out in the narrative.