'Star Wars' Director George Lucas Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher
The legendary director worked with Carrie on the first three Star Wars films in the 70s and 80s. He also directed the second trilogy for the franchise, though she did not appear in those films.
After George sold Lucasfilm to Disney a few years ago, he decided not to be involved with the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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“Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives. She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved,” George said. “In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess—feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie‘s family, friends and fans.”
Carrie had finished her work on the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode 8 and it has been reported that she has a much larger role in this one than she did in The Force Awakens.