With the news that we’ll see Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa in Episode IX we’ve had reports from J.J. Abrams, Billie Lourd and Todd Fisher giving positive statements about using archive footage from The Force Awakens for the film. Now her on screen twin, Mark Hamill, has shared his feelings on Twitter stating that Episode IX will be “bittersweet” without Carrie on set.
It’s bittersweet facing my final chapter without her-She is simply irreplaceable. I’m finding solace in the fact that she won’t BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news.#CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/7ueMqBxQwa
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 29, 2018
Carrie’s presence will be missed by the entire cast and crew, and by all of us who’ve watched her create and grow this role — as the first self rescuing princess — for the last 41 years.