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J.J. Abrams Admits 'So Much Is Still Being Worked On' Ahead of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Release Date

The Star Wars cast is on three special covers of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, hitting newsstands on Friday (November 22).

Here’s what the cast and crew had to say…

J.J. Abrams on production: “We always knew we were going to have three fewer months to post-production this film….. So much is still being worked on. It’s literally a practical race to get it finished…the [trailers] that have come out are scratching the surface of what the movie is.”

Daisy Ridley on Rey: “Rey is driving her own thing. She’s not doing what other people are telling her to do…it’s a heavy story for Rey….There were days where I was literally like, ‘I can’t do this, I’m so tired, I don’t know if I can, like, reach that emotion again.’”

J.J. Abrams on Princess Leia and the passing of Carrie Fisher: “Saying Leia had passed away, or that she was off somewhere else, felt like a cheat. Then I remembered we had these scenes that we hadn’t used from Episode VII. It was like finding this impossible answer to this impossible question. Suddenly we had classic Carrie in these amazing moments. So when you see her in the movie, it’s her, she’s there. It’s not like there’s some crazy digital trickery. She’s just in the movie.”

For more from the cast, head to EW.com.

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Billie Lourd Releases Statement Slamming Unauthorized Biography About Mom Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd is standing up for her mom Carrie Fisher against the upcoming unauthorized biography about the late actress.

The 27-year-old American Horror Story actress’ dad Bryan Lourd released a statement on behalf of his daughter disavowing writer Sheila Weller and her upcoming book, Carrie Fisher: Life on the Edge, saying that they had no knowledge of the book in advance.

“A person named Sheila Weller has taken it upon herself to sell and write an unauthorized biography based on my daughter’s mother, Carrie Fisher,” Bryan shared with People. “I do not know Ms. Weller. Billie does not know Ms. Weller. And, to my knowledge, Carrie did not know her. Ms. Weller sold this book on her own without our involvement.”

Bryan then went on to tell fans to read Carrie‘s own writings about her life instead.

“For all the fans and friends of Carrie, I just thought it necessary that you know this information before you decided to purchase this book or consider what is being said in the upcoming press interviews Weller will do while trying to sell it,” Bryan continued. “To be clear I haven’t read the book. The only books about Carrie Fisher worth reading are the ones Carrie wrote herself. She perfectly told us everything we needed to know.”

Carrie died after suffering a cardiac arrest back on December 27, 2016. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died the following day from a stroke.

READ MORE: Billie Lourd to Play Late Grandma Debbie Reynolds’ Granddaughter on ‘Will & Grace’

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Final Trailer Debuts Online - Watch Now!

The final trailer for the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and you can watch it right here!

The highly anticipated trailer debuted during halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Monday night (October 21).

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams, is the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Tickets to public screenings of the movie are now on sale. The movie hits theaters on December 20!

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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.

Click here to see the newly unveiled poster for The Rise of Skywalker!

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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.”