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Billie Lourd Briefly Played Her Late Mother Carrie Fisher as Young Leia in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Billie Lourd Briefly Played Her Late Mother Carrie Fisher as Young Leia in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Billie Lourd briefly played her late mother Carrie Fisher‘s classic character, Princess Leia, in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalke.

The filmmakers behind the movie revealed that while most of Carrie’s appearance in the final Skywalker saga film was done through unused material, there was one scene that required a little help. (Warning: spoilers ahead.)

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At one point in the film, there is a flashback scene of Luke training Leia with lightsabers. ILM visual effects supervisor Patrick Tubach confirmed to Yahoo that Luke is played by a digitally de-aged Mark Hamill, while Billie played her mom.

Billie was playing her mother. It was a poignant thing, and something that nobody took lightly — that she was willing to stand in for her mom,” he said.

He also said J.J. Abrams asked Billie to take on the role, and they filmed a few seconds for the scene. Her face was then replaced by her late mother from the original trilogy.

“It was an emotional thing for everybody to see her in that position. It felt great for us, too. If you’re going to have someone play [Fisher’s] part, it’s great that it’s [Billie] because there are a lot of similarities between them that we were able to draw from. The real challenge was just making the Leia footage we had to work with fit in that scene.”

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