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Johnson felt ‘lucky’ to work with Carrie Fisher

IANS | Los Angeles |

 Director Rian Johnson feels “lucky” he got a chance to work with late actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Fisher passed away in December 2016 at the age of 60.

Johnson still cherishes the experience he had while working with Fisher, reports

“I feel lucky I got even a little bit of time with her. We had shot all (her scenes) and we wrapped in August and she passed away in (December 2016). We had put it all together, pretty much, and we chose to not alter it, so the performance she gave is the one you see in the film. She is extraordinary,” Johnson told Screen Daily.

Although Carrie is best remembered for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she was also a respected writer.

Johnson says they both bonded over their mutual love of the craft.

“She’s a writer first and foremost, more than a performer, and that’s how we bonded. Those were my favourite memories of her — sitting around and playing with words,” Johnson said.