Todd Fisher has spoken to ET Canada about his sister’s appearance in Episode IX.
Todd Fisher is still mourning the December 2016 loss of his sister Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds but he’s celebrating the recent announcement that his sister’s final performance as Princess Leia will be seen in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode IX”.
“My sister and Princess Leia are the same thing. And the idea of that story stopping and her not carrying forward is very disturbing to me,” he tells ET Canada. Fisher says he fought hard for director J.J. Abrams and Disney to include his late sister’s iconic character in the upcoming film.
“It is awesome that it worked out this way and, thanks to [director] J.J. Abrams, this is going to be very magical and important to us all,” he says. But fans need not fret – despite rumours her onscreen performance would be pieced together with CGI, Fisher says there’s enough unused footage of the actress filmed around the time of “The Force Awakens” to weave into the upcoming “Star Wars” film.
Though Fisher can’t spill any “Star Wars” secrets, he says the production was able to “bring her into the story in a way as if they filmed it yesterday,” calling it “magical.”
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