Star Wars: The Last Jedi to give Car­rie Fisher 'amaz­ing' send off

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' of­fers an "amaz­ing" send off for the late Car­rie Fisher. The iconic ac­tress who passed away in De­cem­ber 2016 aged 60 - will make her fi­nal ever out­ing as Princess Leia in the up­com­ing eighth in­stall­ment of the pop­u­lar sci-fi fran­chise in scenes filmed prior to her death, and fel­low 'Star Wars' ac­tor John Boyega has said the movie does well in pay­ing homage to the star. Speak­ing to ABC News, John, 25, said: "We re­ally en­joyed each other's com­pany. I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death]. It was a strange, strange feel­ing. I felt like ev­ery­one in the cast went silent for a bit af­ter that ... [But] this movie, it sends her off in an amaz­ing, amaz­ing way." The news comes af­ter direc­tor Rian John­son re­as­sured fans that Princess Leia's fi­nal out­ing would offer "some kind of cathar­sis" and "emo­tional sat­is­fac­tion". He said: "[I hope it] emo­tion­ally gives some kind of cathar­sis... it gives some kind of emo­tional sat­is­fac­tion. I think so, I re­ally hope so. I know for me it does." And the 43year-old filmmaker says Car­rie's per­for­mance in the movie is "re­ally beau­ti­ful", and de­spite the scenes not be­ing filmed in the knowl­edge they would be her last, there are still mo­ments within the fea­ture that will "mean a lot to peo­ple". He added: "Car­rie gives a re­ally beau­ti­ful per­for­mance in the film ... We ob­vi­ously didn't make the movie to be her fi­nal film - fi­nal Star Wars movie. Given that though, I think there are scenes that she has that are go­ing to mean a lot to peo­ple ... there are scenes that we have with her where, now not hav­ing her around, I watch them and I think, I'm re­ally thank­ful that we have that and that we can give that to peo­ple." 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will hit screens on De­cem­ber 15.

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