Princess Leia

J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams says it would have been "impossible" to recast Carrie Fisher’s role in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. The actress passed away at the age of 60 in 2016 after having filmed her role as General Leia Organa in just two of the latest trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies, and it was previously revealed that her character would be brought to life in the final instal... »

Todd Fisher says sister Carrie plays big part in Star Wars: Episode IX

Todd Fisher says sister Carrie plays big part in Star Wars: Episode IX

The late Carrie Fisher’s character General Leia Organa will have a significant story arc in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, her brother Todd Fisher has revealed. Carrie – who first played the character, then known as Princess Leia, in George Lucas’ original trilogy – sadly passed away in December 2016 at the age of 60 before the release of ‘Episode VIII – T... »

George Lucas praises Gloria Katz for her strong writing for female characters

George Lucas praises Gloria Katz for her strong writing for female characters

George Lucas has paid tribute to late screenwriter Gloria Katz for her ability to "smartly forward the female point of view" on screen. Katz passed away at the age of 76 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after a battle with ovarian cancer on November 25 on what was her 49th wedding anniversary to husband and collaborator Willard Huyck. The couple worked with Lucas, 74, on sev... »

Star Wars screenwriter Gloria Katz has died

Star Wars screenwriter Gloria Katz has died

‘Star Wars’ screenwriter Gloria Katz has died. The writer-and-producer – who secretly helped Lucas finish his script for the first movie in the sci-fi franchise, 1977′s ‘A New Hope’ – passed away at the age of 76 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after a battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday (25.11.18) on what was her 49th wedding anniversary to... »

Oscar Isaac: Leia’s Star Wars farewell is beautiful

Oscar Isaac: Leia’s Star Wars farewell is beautiful

Oscar Isaac says ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ deals with the death of Princess Leia in a "really beautiful way". Carrie Fisher – the actress who played the character, known as General Leia Organa in the new trilogy – sadly passed away in December 2016 at the age of 60 before the release of ‘Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ and director Rian Johnson made ... »

Carrie Fisher’s final Star Wars scenes ‘will be magical’

Carrie Fisher’s final Star Wars scenes ‘will be magical’

Carrie Fisher’s final ‘Star Wars’ scenes will be "magical", according to her brother Todd. The actress – who passed away in December 2016 – will feature as Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ through the use of unreleased footage from ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’, and Todd is looking forward to seeing his s... »

Carrie Fisher commemorated by Hollywood cinema

Carrie Fisher commemorated by Hollywood cinema

Carrie Fisher’s life and career have been celebrated in a commemorative ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Todd Fisher, younger brother of the late ‘Star Wars’ actress, was among guests who paid tribute to Carrie as a memorial plaque was installed at the iconic cinema in Los Angeles on Thursday (14.12.17). Fans lined the streets outside the movie theatre as actors ... »

Oscar Isaac teases Carrie Fisher’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Oscar Isaac teases Carrie Fisher’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Princess Leia will act as a guiding light for Poe Dameron in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Actress Carrie Fisher – who passed away in December last year – will maker her last-ever appearance as the iconic character in the much-anticipated new movie and her co-star Oscar Isaac, who plays the part of Poe, has teased her role in the film. He shared: "Poe is in some ways a s... »

Mark Hamill’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens script regret

Mark Hamill’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens script regret

Mark Hamill would have liked to have seen a final scene with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The 65-year-old actor – who portrays the Jedi Knight in the science- fiction franchise – only has one regret about the 2015 movie, and that is that he wishes Luke came to the rescue of Princess Leia [Carrie Fisher] by saving her life before her son, Da... »

Carrie Fisher to be named a Disney Legend

Carrie Fisher to be named a Disney Legend

The late Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are to be honoured with the Disney Legends Award this year at the D23 Expo. The two ‘Star Wars’ actors are to be recognised by the company for their roles as siblings Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia respectively in the sci-fi saga which began in 1977 and which Disney purchased the rights of from George Lucas in 2012 when he sold Lucasfilm to Disn... »

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