If You Laughed At Princess Leia's Lines In Star Wars, Thank Carrie Fisher

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If you've seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the last few weeks, there's no doubt you laughed out loud at some of the film's lighter moments. Unsurprisingly, the funniest lines of the film were thanks to the late Carrie Fisher. As Vulture writes, Fisher did more than just reprise her role as Princess Leia — she had a hand in rewriting most of the script to give it some much-needed humour.
The news of Fisher's writing contribution is bittersweet seeing as The Last Jedi is her final film role. But the role she played in the film cemented her importance in the Star Wars franchise and legacy as an actor.
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The rewrites were meant to bring in a few laughs in between intense scenes, and director Rian Johnson said he enjoyed collaborating with Fisher in this way. He recalled: "I would have filled up pages and pages writing down the notes and one-liners that she would pitch. And so we tried to work them in whenever we could."
If you're wondering which lines we're talking about, think back to key moments of the film. For example: when Leia and Luke Skywalker reunite and she comments on his new hairstyle, that was "all Fisher," Johnson revealed in a recent interview with People.
Fisher also had a hand in rewriting the moment when Leia met up with Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Here, her character quips, “you go, I’ve said it enough,” as a cheeky riff on “may the force be with you?” That was classic Fisher.
Though Fisher died in December 2016 while The Last Jedi was still in production, her legacy lives on in the hearts of fans and her on-screen image of Princess Leia.
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