Carrie Fisher Finished Filming Star Wars Episode VIII According to Reports
News from yesterday was heartbreaking, to say the least. The world lost an iconic actress, advocate for mental health and substance abuse, a mother, a friend, and an inspiration. Though Carrie Fisher has left behind a legacy of strength, influence, and good humor, one cannot help but feel there is an empty space left in her passing. Surely, in the back on one’s mind, to the fans who grew up with her performance as Leia Organa, one must wonder if Carrie Fisher finished filming on Star Wars Episode VIII and what will happen with the Star Wars franchise now that it has lost one of the most important and infulential characters of the series.
Reports from sources like Varitey have come in that, in fact, Carrie Fisher finished fiming for Episode Eight in July. Carrie Fisher will grace the screen with all her strength, dignity, and intelligence one last time as General Organa. A final bow to the fandom that cherished and loved her for the nearly 40 years the franchise has touched our lives.
Tributes followed in the aftermath of Fishers sudden passing from friends like Mark Hammil, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg. They noted her sense of humor, talent, and the legacy of survival she left as a survivor of mental illness and addiction. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated that it would be difficult to imagine a world without Fisher and her barrier breaking approach to roles, and life.
“She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere.”
A number of other projects were also on the list, some of which Carrie Fisher finished filming as well. “Catastrophe” for instance, an Amazon/Channel 4 comedy series where Fisher plays the mother of Rob Delaney’s character, is set to premier its third season early next year. Fisher is expected to appear in one of the six episodes. She was on return from filming Catastrophe in London when she suffered a heart attack. Co-Creator and star Sharon Horgan spoke fondly of fisher on Instagram:
Fisher was set to film “Wonderwall”, a “fantastical story set in the fashion world” and it is unclear if she has finished any work on this project. Also set to release is new documentary, “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”, which is planning to screen at the Palm Springs Film Festival, and also will be featured on HBO this coming March. The triumph of an artist such as she, is the immortalization of the spirit left behind in the works completed. A long legacy of inspiration, laughter, and tears will continue to influence generations to come as Fisher lived as boldly as she acted.
As is always the case with the unexpected loss of someone so important, there is work left to be done, and work waiting to be released. People who loved her performances will have a chance to experience her presence, a gift really, a few more times in the coming months. While Carrie Fisher finished filming on Episode VIII, and her other works as well, their release will be an emotional one for all who loved her, knew her, and were touched by her in some way.
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