Adam Driver went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about his Star Wars costar, Carrie Fisher, who died in December.
Driver talked about the presence Fisher had as General Leia Organa, shooting their scenes together and her antics he’ll miss while promoting the film.
[blockquote]”As you can kind of tell from meeting her, she burns very bright, and has such a great, very generous energy. For that to suddenly not be on set, or talking about it in publicity or just in life when you’d see her around at a Star Wars event or anywhere… To have her character, not part – not just her character in the movie, but to have her [personal] character missing from that very small unit is a tragedy.”
The last time Driver saw Fisher was “on set, being Princess Leia” before wrapping filming.
Of course, Leia and Kylo share a very familial bond.
Filming for Episode VIII completed last summer, but it will be a surreal and unsettling feeling as promotion for the film starts. The Star Wars universe from cast, crew and fans, is still reeling from the loss of Fisher as we’re also left to wonder how the role will change with her scenes completed and a fate left uncertain for Episode IX, which will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, who will be taking the reins from Episode VIII director Rian Johnson.
Episode VIII stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Driver, Mark Hamill, Fisher, and Laura Dern and comes to theaters December 15.