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Billie Lourd Calls Star Wars Episode IX Experience Magical, Filmed for Three Weeks

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Billie Lourd has had to carry a lot of weight to the Star Wars franchise since Carrie Fisher, her mother, passed away in late 2016 following medical complications. As the daughter of the actress behind Princess Leia, her role as supporting character Lieutenant Connix carries on the legacy of heroines that Leia started, and has seen an increase in prominence in the story of the sequel trilogy. In public events involving the cast and crew associated with the franchise, Lourd has also symbolically stood in for her late mother, and it's long since been confirmed that she'll be back in Episode IX. Recently, Lourd revealed some new information about filming for the saga-ending epic as well as her personal thoughts on the upcoming movie.







    Entertainment Tonight has managed to score an exclusive interview with the actress ahead of the season finale of FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse, which she has a major role in. When talking on the subject of a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Lourd explained that she was enthralled by her experience, while also making mention of how much time she spent working on the set of the J. J. Abrams film:

    Currently, it's not clear if Lourd's scenes will only be confined to those three weeks of filming, or if she will be needed for a later part of the shoot (which will go on until some point in February).



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    While general praise isn't anything new when it comes to actors promoting a movie that they are starring in, one can't help but wonder if part of Lourd's enthusiasm for the project is tied to knowing how the character her mother made so iconic will receive a proper send-off. Abrams and company decided against writing Leia out, and are instead making use of archive footage from deleted scenes in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to wrap her story up (likely with a few digitally-assisted visual and auditory tricks thrown in to make her presence flow more effectively with the narrative). Lourd and her uncle Todd Fisher gave Lucasfilm the approval necessary to make use of Carrie Fisher's unused scenes; in spite of concerns that this move would be 'too soon' after her death, the sequel trilogy's narrative has given Leia a clear character arc, and ending it abruptly seems like it would have been a disservice to Fisher's legacy. It certainly seems like they have enough footage to work with to last more than a few minutes; perhaps, then, the movie could serve as the 'Leia-centric' chapter of the trilogy as originally intended.





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    I'm glad Kaydel got more time to shine in TLJ. Hope she has an even bigger role in IX.
     
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    I really have enjoyed her in the films especially in Last Jedi. I almost hate she cannot have a bigger role in future films.
     
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    please, define:"Star Wars PD" for a little french... thank you all
     
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    "Police Department" :)
     
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    Lol you clearly missed the Groland Police Department which is called Gro PD !

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    Why do I have the feeling that Billie may stand in for her mum in some scenes in IX? Things like back shots, long distance etc... it would be a nice idea.:)
     
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    Great news Billie, Carrie's proud of you.
     
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