Late last year, we lost the great Carrie Fisher. The woman had lived out the majority of her life as a great cinematic icon, and while audiences had a chance to see her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they were greatly looking forward to seeing how her character would influence the rest of the trilogy.
Sadly, it looks like her involvement will end with this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and given that the film wasn’t completely finished with its post-production at the time of her passing, her death brought some extra obstacles to overcome. But what types of obstacles? Speaking with Rolling Stone, director Rian Johnson gave us an idea of what they had to do to finish out her role in the film.
“We had to do a lot of sound work and that was kind of tough, but we managed. We have a great sound team and we managed to pull her dialogue out and find little snippets from here and there and make it work. You do what you’ve gotta do.”
Johnson certainly has the right attitude here. Every film brings with it a new set of obstacles to overcome. In fact, filmmaking and storytelling of any kind is nothing but an exercise in problem-solving.
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SOURCE: Rolling Stone