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J.J. Abrams Reveals What Carrie Fisher Wrote in Her Book That Predicted 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

J.J. Abrams is opening up about the late Carrie Fisher, and her participation in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The 53-year-old director spoke at Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday (August 24) in Anaheim, Calif.

“The character of Leia is really, in a way, the heart of this story. When we were talking about this story we realized we could not possibly tell the end of these nine films without Leia,” he explained to the crowd, adding that they used unused footage of Carrie from The Force Awakens.

“We realized we could use [it] in a new way so Carrie, as Leia, gets to be in the film…she was almost sort of supernaturally witty and magical in a way.”

He then revealed he was inspired by something prophetic she wrote in her book, The Princess Diarist.

“‘And special thanks to J.J. Abrams for putting up with me twice.’ Now, I had never worked with her before The Force Awakens and I wasn’t supposed to do this movie, so it was a classic Carrie thing to sort of write something like that and it could only mean one thing for me. And I could not be more excited to have you see her in her final performance,” he said.

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Mark Hamill Wants Carrie Fisher to Replace Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star

Mark Hamill has an idea for who should replace Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: the late Carrie Fisher.

The 67-year-old Star Wars actor took to Twitter on Wednesday (June 19) to share his thoughts.

His tweet was in response to an article titled, “West Hollywood City Council votes to have Trump’s Walk of Fame star removed.”

Mark Hamill replied, “Good riddance! (and I know just who should replace him….) #AStarForCarrie ⭐️.”

Fans were quick to join in the sentiment. However, as Carrie Fisher‘s star didn’t happen before her death, the process is a little more complicated, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told TMZ.

Usually, a celebrity can be nominated by anyone, as long as the application includes a written statement from the celeb saying he or she approves and will take part in the ceremony.

After a celebrity’s passing, however, they can only get a star on the fifth anniversary of their death, with written consent from their family. Additionally, only one deceased nominee gets approved per year.

Donald Trump‘s star, meanwhile, has been repeatedly vandalized. However, it doesn’t sound like it will actually be replaced by anyone else.

READ MORE: Mark Hamill Remembers Carrie Fisher One Year After Tragic Death

Billie Lourd Will Interact With Late Mother Carrie Fisher On-Screen in Upcoming 'Star Wars' Movie

Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd are going to be reunited on film in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Director J.J. Abrams confirmed that the two will be on-screen together in an interview with Vanity Fair.

“It was a bizarre kind of left side/right side of the brain sort of Venn diagram thing, of figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces we had,” he said of using unused footage of Carrie from her appearance in The Force Awakens.

At first, he explained, he wrote Billie out of the scenes – but Billie insisted in being in them.

“And so, there are moments where they’re talking; there are moments where they’re touching. There are moments in this movie where Carrie is there, and I really do feel there is an element of the uncanny, spiritual, you know, classic Carrie, that it would have happened this way, because somehow it worked. And I never thought it would.”

Billie Lourd Remembers Mom Carrie Fisher on May the Fourth

Billie Lourd walks the red carpet at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night (May 4) at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.

The 26-year-old actress was there supporting her Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy, who won the award for Outstanding Drama Series for Pose.

It was a special day for Billie as May 4 is known to be Star Wars Day worldwide. She shared a photo of herself with late mom Carrie Fisher on Instagram earlier in the day.

“♏️🅰️🌱 ✝️♊️📧 4️⃣✝️♊️,” Billie captioned the pic. It reads “May the 4th” in various emojis.

FYI: Billie is wearing a Brock Collection dress.

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Carrie Fisher Has Unpublished Works That Are Set to Be Released

Carrie Fisher‘s brother Todd says there’s more to come from the late actress.

The Star Wars superstar passed away two years ago but many of her works have yet to be published and released.

“We have a lot of her artifacts, and a lot of things of hers that she’s written that will someday be shared. There’s a lot more to come from Carrie,” Todd told ABC News.

He added of Carrie and mom Debbie Reynold‘s passing, “I do miss them both tremendously. At the same time, I have so much left behind by them both, and so many great memories.”

In addition to her unpublished works, Carrie is set to make a final appearance in the ninth episode of the Star Wars saga in December 2019.