Star Wars has perhaps one of the biggest fan bases for any pop culture around the world. While everyone in the fanbase might not agree with each other, one person that every Star Wars fan loved was Carrie Fisher. She became a fan favorite ever since she appeared in the first Star Wars back in 1977.
Sadly, Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016. While her character would not return for the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, she still has a scene in the trailer with Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey. This scene does not use any CGI and is revealed to be the footage from the previous films.
The scene shows Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) hugging. In an interview with Vulture , Daisy Ridley revealed what Carrie Fisher said to her during this scene:
It (The scene) was very sad. I found it very moving to watch it, because I do remember the original. And it’s a strange thing to do, for someone that’s not around anymore to be brought back to life. It’s eerie that it resonates so much with what the story is this time. It’s pretty amazing.
“She was actually whispering, “This is a f***ing long hug.” [Laughs.] I was trying to do my acting, like, “Oh my god, Carrie!” There wasn’t any discussion about what we were gonna do.”
Fans were relieved that CGI would not be used to bring Leia back to life for the movie. Although, there might be a few scenes in movie with some old footage. Daisy’s revelation regarding the scene might not reveal anything about the movie, but shows that Carrie Fisher’s sense of humor was legendary.