Finn himself, “Star Wars” actor John Boyega, spoke with ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers this week and revealed a little bit more about the late Carrie Fisher’s role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
Boyega says Finn and Leia have numerous scenes in Rian Johnson’s film and that the film, which is Fisher’s final onscreen appearance, sends her character off in a great way:
“We have many scenes in [Episode] 8, in this one coming up. [But] this movie, it sends her off in a very amazing, amazing way. She’s still kept alive in this franchise and that’s the beauty of it. She lives forever, in a sense.”
Boyega also spoke about how he learned about the actress’ passing, saying:
“It was amazing. I mean, you get to know someone, and the gloss and the glamour of the person starts to go away and you just see the person and have a great time. We really enjoyed each other’s company. I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death] with family. It was a strange, strange feeling. I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that.”
The quotes come as production continues on the upcoming untitled Han Solo spin-off film with director Ron Howard assuring fans, via THR, that the film is “coming along great” and that he is having a “fantastic creative experience with it”. He’s also posted this photo below of himself with a new R2 unit seen in the film.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens December 15th this year. The Han Solo film opens May 25th 2018.