Skip To Content

    Billie Lourd Asked To Be In "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" Scenes With Carrie Fisher And Yes, I'm Already Sobbing

    "I want it for my children when I have kids. I want them to see."

    Alright, so now that Avengers: Endgame has come out, the next massive movie release is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    While everything has largely been kept a secret, we're starting to get new information on the movie that will effectively end the 42-year Star Wars franchise.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    One thing that has been known since filming began is that The Rise of Skywalker will be a swan song for Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, J.J. Abram's talked about writing The Rise of Skywalker after Carrie's death in 2016.

    He ended up crafting the script around unused footage of Carrie from The Force Awakens saying, "[It was a lot of] figuring out how to create the puzzle based on the pieces we had."

    Disney / LucasFilms

    Besides J.J., one of the people who was instrumental in helping create Carrie's final Star Wars performance was Billie Lourd.

    Jesse Grant / Getty Images

    Originally, J.J. purposefully wrote Billie's character in scenes without Carrie because he didn't "want it to be uncomfortable for her."

    Disney / LucasFilms

    But, Billie eventually told him, "I want to be in scenes with her. I want it for my children when I have kids. I want them to see."

    Ethan Miller / Getty Images

    BRB, I am literally ugly crying at my desk over this.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    J.J. teased that there are moments in The Rise of Skywalker where we'll see Billie's Lieutenant Connix and Leia "talking and touching."

    Disney / LucasFilms

    He described watching Billie film those scenes with her mom saying, "She would get emotional and sort of have to excuse herself for a minute...I know it was hard for her for a while."

    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    Billie's character isn't the only one Carrie will be interacting with; in the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker we see a scene where Leia and Rey share a meaningful hug.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    While Carrie might not have been on set physically, her performance is an important part of The Rise of Skywalker, especially for Billie and J.J.

    Daniel Boczarski / Getty Images

    Basically, I'm already grabbing copious amounts of tissues for when I see The Rise of Skywalker in theaters.

    Disney / LucasFilms

    You can read J.J. Abram's full Vanity Fair interview here!