It’s a well-known fact by now that the late Carrie Fisher was an accomplished script doctor, editing and refining anything from Hook to Lethal Weapon 3. Naturally, she offered her own input to the script for The Last Jedi as well, sitting down with director Rian Johnson at one point to riff on several pitches.
Johnson told People that Fisher came up with a lot of her funniest scenes in the movie, like mentioning to Luke Skywalker when they finally meet up again that she’d changed her hair. “That was her,” Johnson said. “That was a Carrie Fisher line. Of course it was.”
Fisher also added her line, “You go, I've said it enough” when she parts ways with Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo, in reference to the ubiquitous and much beloved “May the Force be with you.”
“In the scene with Holdo, that was Carrie,” Johnson said, and added that he enlisted Fisher’s help to add a little more humor to the movie. “I think that as Star Wars fans, especially as adults, you can get into a mindset of wanting it to just be the heavy opera. And I don’t know, I was 10 years old when Return of the Jedi came out. That was the perfect age for it. And the humor and the slight goofiness of it also, and kind of the slight free-wheeling feel of it, and how it’s unafraid to have fun, that to me is essential.”
“I would sit down with her and she would just give me … After an hour, I would have filled up pages and pages writing down the notes and one-liners that she would pitch,” he said. “And so we tried to work them in whenever we could.”
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