If you're like me, you basically goddamn lost it every time Carrie Fisher graced the screen in The Last Jedi.
The first bit of dialogue she helped with was that joke about her hair during Leia's reunion with Luke — and it's a very classic Carrie story.
“She loved one-liners and jokes... She could just pop out so many jokes. So the whole thing where she sits down with Luke and [says], ‘I changed my hair,’ obviously, that was her.”
"I changed my hair..."
The other scene is one that honestly still makes me tear up just thinking about it — that goodbye between Leia and Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern). Apparently, both actresses contributed to making that scene the emotional powerhouse that it was. Here's Johnson's account:
That goodbye scene was actually completely rewritten with Carrie and with Laura... The three of us got together and worked through it. And the real heart of that scene came from Laura. It was her saying, ‘I just feel like, from my character to Leia, but also me to Carrie, I want to express what she means to me. I want to express my gratitude.'
"I want to express what she means to me, I want to express my gratitude." 💔
Of course, Carrie also helped create that perfect moment when she and Holdo finally say goodbye:
Holdo attempts... “May the Force…” she starts, her voice breaking. Leia volleys back without missing a beat: “You go, I’ve said it enough... And then they both say, ‘May the Force be with you, always’ together,” Johnson remembers. “That was Carrie, too.”