Daisy Ridley Talks About the Scene She Filmed for the Ending of The Last Jedi!

As December 15th draws closer, and the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is imminent, fans across the world are becoming more exciting as the days go by.

One lingering truth that is still very hard to accept is that this will be the last time we see Carrie Fisher as the beloved Leia Organa. In a recent interview with Glamour, Daisy Ridley spoke about her time working with Fisher, and surprisingly revealed some details about the final scene she filmed for The Last Jedi.






From Glamour:

Glamour: What an unbelievable loss. [Fisher died in December 2016, three months after The Last Jedi wrapped.] What can fans expect from her final scenes as Princess Leia?

Daisy Ridley: The last thing Carrie and I filmed together was emotional for a variety of reasons. It’s the end of the film, and all of this crazy stuff has happened. There’s this moment that we share, and thinking about it now, I realize that it’s going to be really hard to watch. Because it will seem like a goodbye, even though it wasn’t at the time. You know, she and I went through a similar thing at different times [as Star Wars heroes]. She had the most insane life.


Ridley reveals that the last scene she and Carrie filmed together occurs at the end of the movie, and is emotional for several reasons in the wake of the events that have transpired. This reminds us of the end of The Force Awakens a bit, where we saw Rey and Leia, who have (as far as we know) never met before, embrace in a hug before ever speaking a word. There is clearly a connection between the two, but what? Perhaps more light will be shined on those answers by the end of The Last Jedi? The last time the two embraced in an emotional final scene was after the death of Han Solo, so we can only hope that this isn’t becoming a tradition, and the two aren’t having an emotional moment over the loss of another legendary loved character.


– The Force Awakens (2015) –


Regardless of the story element, these moments filming with Carrie, while surely amazing experiences at the time, carry way more meaning in retrospect for the likes of Ridley, Boyega, Isaac, Hamill, and the rest of The Last Jedi cast.



As we have mentioned in previous pieces, although it seemed like her death may have affected Leia’s role in the film, with fans becoming worried at the possibility of Leia being killed off, director Rian Johnson ensured fans that although Carrie Fisher passed away, her role in the film wasn’t changed to reflect this. He was quoted saying:

We didn’t end up changing a thing. Luckily, we had a totally complete performance from her. It’s a sad reality…In terms of going forward, time will tell what ends up getting done.


Seeing Carrie in a Star Wars film for the last time is going to be difficult, but her legacy will live on forever, and her farewell will be a magical moment that will go down in movie history.



Special thanks to Reddit member soulxluos2 who noticed this quote from Glamour. For some reason the article is no longer online. This quote was taken from the cached version of the site which is also now gone. Not sure if the removal of the article was intentional or not, but we’ve seen a scan with it and it really exists.



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66 thoughts on “Daisy Ridley Talks About the Scene She Filmed for the Ending of The Last Jedi!

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Spoilers indeed. Strange they would let her reveal that much… perhaps it’s just a slip up and they can’t very well take it back now. I have a feeling I’ll be welling up just the same.

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Here’s my thoughts:

    Act 3 is the longest of all the acts (hence the 2 1/2 hour film runtime)
    The Battle of Crait happens early on in this act
    Rey has returned with Chewie, etc to meet up with The Resistance, she’s probably had some force vision about the impending doom
    The First Order best The Resistance in this battle, resulting in Leia being taken prisoner by her son to Snoke’s star destroyer
    The Resistance hatch a plan to rescue her, leading to Rey facing Snoke, and the Finn/Phasma face-off
    Luke is still on Ahch-to, and will not leave until Episode IX, where he’ll rejoin the fight and make the ultimate sacrifice.

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Hopefully they do something where she is frozen in carbonite, and then they can bring her back after 9 in books.

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    So Luke dies??? God I hope not….

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    So. We now know Kylo doesn’t kill his mother. And Rey doesn’t turn to the dark side.

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    There could be a million different combinations of things that happened. I don’t think it is necessarily what this article is implying although anything is possible.

  • November 30, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    What if the big secret is that Leia actually did become a Jedi. And at the end, everyone thinks Luke is going to save Rey. A HOODED figure shows up takes, out a lightsaber, and it’s Leia. That would be pretty epic.

    • November 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I’d be cheering and crying at same time.

  • November 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    If they kill Luke, we riot.

    • November 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      No, “we” don’t. You? Maybe. Some other entitled fanatic? Likely. But you don’t speak on behalf of a fandom that counts many, many well adjusted people who are perfectly capable – should that be the case – to understand the logic and merit of such a decision.

      • November 30, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        Is it weird I kind of hope Luke gets killed off just to be rid of this guy?

        • November 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm

          I hope they kill of Finn so I can watch the movie in it’s entirety and not have to fast forward through shitty acting.

          • November 30, 2017 at 10:14 pm

            Wait till you see Rose’ acting.

          • December 1, 2017 at 12:17 am

            Seriously, what the heck is wrong with you? You have not seen this film. Why do you hate on Rose at every single chance?

          • December 1, 2017 at 5:21 am

            Because she wastes precious time in TLJ that should be used for far more important characters.

          • December 1, 2017 at 5:27 am

            Let’s be clear here.

            Is your problem with her acting, which you haven’t seen?

            Or is it with her role in the film, which you don’t know about?

            Or is it about the amount of time she’s in the film, of which you are unaware?

            Or there something else that you’re not telling us?

          • December 1, 2017 at 5:29 am

            My problem is that she is a super CHEESY, shoe-horned unnecessary character in an already over-filmed movie. If she were in a SPINOFF film, you wouldn’t see me bat an eye and I might even like her. But I have heard her scenes in TLJ are cringeworthy.

          • December 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

            1) What about her character is “super cheesy”, and how do you know?

            2) In what way has she been “shoehorned” in, and how do you know?

            3) In what way is her character unnecessary, and how do you know?

            4) In what way is The Last Jedi “over-filmed”, and how do you know.

            5) From where/whom have you heard that Rose’s scenes are cringeworthy? What have you heard specifically? Could you share a link, or copy/paste?

          • December 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

            I meant “Over-Filled” movie — this movie, as you will soon see, has a BREAKNECK pacing to it, as there is so much ground to cover in the 2+ hours, it feels like a sprint from start to finish.

          • December 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

            Kent, I absolutely LOVE how you can’t answer any of powersforgood’s question and yet you’re still trying to debate as if you do have some kind of a point – which you don’t have, of course 🙂
            And, when I say “love” I mean that it makes you the perfect example of what is wrong with a certain (thankfully irrelevant) part of this fandom.

          • December 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

            Bingo. Another shoe horned AA character.

          • December 1, 2017 at 12:19 am

            Finn’s a great character and Boyega is a superb actor.

          • December 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

            @smr9 – Nah 🙂 The only reason you hope they kill off Finn (which they won’t) is because you”re disgruntled that they put your beloved fan fict– err, “old EU” in the trash compactor (where it deserved to be, really).

        • December 1, 2017 at 9:36 am

          Weird? No. Understandable? Yeah, completely.

        • December 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

          He’d only find some other way to troll these comments sections. He’s one of those emotionally deprived people who confuse attention for love, and so behaves in an intentionally irritating manner so people react to him. He knows he has no real clue what this movie is going to be like, but will never concede it, because he gets a rise from people, and doesn’t care about anything else.

          In other words: he could be president someday!

      • November 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm

        No. We do. Majority does not want Luke to die, just like they didn’t want Han to die.

        • November 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

          Precisely, Luke is a BELOVED character and killing him off in Ep8 was be premature and immature writing by Rian.

      • November 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

        The vast majority of fans do NOT want to see Luke die. #FACT

        • December 1, 2017 at 9:45 am

          Sure. “Fact” – and you can back that up with… something, right? Numbers? Figures? Anything, other than the disgruntled EU-fan that complains about anything? 😉

      • November 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

        Oh calm down. Do you really think he wants a riot if Luke Dies?

        • November 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm

          Killing Luke would be very immature writing on Rian’s part. I hope he VALUES the beloved Luke character and doesn’t kill him so Rian can feel “edgy and new”

        • December 1, 2017 at 9:35 am

          Of course not. I do think he really like to write his comments as if he’s speaking for the entire fandom, though.

    • December 1, 2017 at 1:42 am

      Everyone dies. All of us. Even Luke

      • December 1, 2017 at 5:22 am

        Mark Hamill is still alive and until he dies, Luke should live on.

        • December 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

          Or return as a force ghost.

          • December 1, 2017 at 9:11 am

            I think there is something literally CRUEL if each episode kills off an original character. Do any of us really want that for Christmas ?

          • December 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

            I always felt Leia would make it out of this trilogy, but tragically real life had other plans. Han was always a given because Ford wanted to see the character killed off. I just can’t help feeling it’s inevitable that Luke sacrifices himself with some heroic deed to save those around him. This I imagine will happen in this trilogies final act. I really don’t see his death as being cruel. If executed right, it would add emotional weight to the story.

    • December 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      if luke dies there won’t be much of a reason to watch the next movie.

  • November 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I wonder if Leia actually dies at the end of 8? Wonder if it had always been planned and is ironically incredibly sad that it ended up mirroring real life? Could be a genuine reason why Lucasfilm and Rian always affirmed the fact that nothing needed re-shooting or editing?

    • November 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      They already said that she was having a bigger part in Ep.9.

      • November 30, 2017 at 10:51 pm

        Possibly, nothing is set in stone.

        • November 30, 2017 at 11:07 pm

          But Mark and Rian confirmed it. She’s not going to die in 8!

          • November 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm

            WHEW ok that’s cool. Now if we can only insure Luke stays alive.

          • December 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

            What has that got to do with my statement? I replied that there may or may not have been a plan for her to have a bigger role in IX.

          • December 1, 2017 at 9:50 pm

            Sorry but thats wrong. It was already set in stone. There was a plan for her to have a bigger role, its confirmed!

          • December 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm

            Sources for it being set in stone? We’re told constantly the process of developing a film is flexible and Star Wars has no fixed plan. JJ’s not long been confirmed, so it was never set in stone. They may have had a plan at one point to possibly expand her role, but it wasn’t set in stone.

          • December 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm

            It was! Now she is dead so it doesnt matter but the plan for her was to have a bigger role in 9. Thats a fact!

          • December 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm

            I think you ned to calm down. All I asked for was a source for your statement that it was set in stone for her to have a bigger role. Having read a lot of the entries from others on this site, its apparent that Star Wars isn’t planned and nothing is set in stone. It may have been an idea they played around with, but you claim it was set in stone so once more what is your source that this is true?

          • December 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm

            Kathleen Kennedy herself confirmed it!

          • December 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm

            “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ because Harrison(Ford) was front and center on VII, and Mark (Hamill) is front and center on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been,” Kennedy said.

            So…..IX hadn’t been written at this point, so it wasn’t set in stone. Plus this is said in an interview after her passing, so its not like Kennedy isn’t going to say something along the lines. It was an emotional time.

            You can’t say the plan is this and that and its set in stone, its been pointed out so many times that Lucas himself changed things as he went along.

          • December 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

            Yeah I agree and tbh it doesnt matter, because shes dead:-(
            But what we do know is that the plot of 8 didnt chang and Im really happy about that! 🙂

          • December 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm

            Liking the post, not that she’s dead. 🙁

  • November 30, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Maybe Chewbacca dies in 8 taking the Falcon down with him

    • December 1, 2017 at 12:26 am

      I don´t feel the falcon is disappearing, it is a fetish, like a good luck inmortality armor.
      Not sure about Chew, I hope he will be alive at the end of VIII.
      But always there is a chance of loss in SW.

    • December 1, 2017 at 12:28 am

      I hope not. Killing Chewie in the EU novels was the worst move. There’s a reason why GL created him, and why his is a very important role. He’s the ‘loyal savage’, incomprehensible except to a select few, but in doing so also provides a different perspective on the situation.
      Likewise, the Falcon is a character in its own right. Far too soon to lose her !!

  • December 1, 2017 at 12:22 am

    How do we call a supposition from an incomplete spoiler?
    What if?
    1) The scene of Kylo hand inviting to come is when he captures Leia in Crait.
    2) Then they plan to rescue her: Poe JD Finn Rose may be Chew and Luke, is when Poe says “…we are the spark…”.
    3) Ending of movie, Rey was some kind of bait, she meets Snoke and they find Leia.
    I feel something does not fit well in 1), 2), 3) and it will more twisted.

  • December 1, 2017 at 12:32 am

    “The last thing Carrie and I filmed together was emotional for a variety of reasons. It’s the end of the film, and all of this crazy stuff has happened.”
    — this *doesn’t* imply a “happily ever after” warm embrace ala The Force Awakens ; I’m beginning to wonder if Rey turns to Snoke for tutelage, and this scene could be the two of them – mother and daughter ???! – regarding each other from afar….
    …. and Leia’s role in IX would have been her mission to bring her daughter back to the Light….

  • December 1, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Rey kills Leia after Snoke turns her evil. There, I spoiled it.

    • December 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Wow that would be so terrible. But you are right though, that twisted little gremlin named Rian obviously has something horrid like this up his sleeve.

      • December 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        Your sick vendetta against Rian Johnson is getting so ridiculous. He’s not a twisted little gremlin. What’s wrong with you?

  • December 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My guesses:

    Paige (Rose’s sister), Hux and DJ will die. Poe may die — apparently.

    Paige’s death will happen early in the movie (perhaps on board a Resistance Bomber) and serve as an emotional catalyst for Rose.

    Hux will die toward the movie’s end because Kylo needs to cover up something that Hux has learned about Kylo, or it’s a power play between the two men.

    Poe may appear to die, but we won’t see a body. So it’s a cliffhanger that will be up to JJ Abrams to resolve. (Finn may be the one to witness Poe’s possible death.)

    Leia will survive all throughout, even though her life is put in danger. It will be up to Abrams to come up with a way to explain her absence in IX — this is what he and his co-writer are currently trying to figure out.

    • December 1, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Regarding Fisher, perhaps there are a lot of outtakes and unused footage of her from both TFA and TLJ. They could craftily write IX where General Leia is indisposed but appears in a scene at the end. Like, her standing in a command center looking out a view screen as Resistance and Republic ships celebrate their victory over the FO.

      If such footage exists, then there’s no need to resort to CG for her face or body in close-up shots. Just a stand-in for a far-off establishing shot. And they could CG a costume change.

  • December 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I’m glad to see Ryan is taking a cue from the previous movie and establishing more of a connection between Leia and Rey even if it is just from this one scene. They both cared for Han at the end of his life and through their shared connection to the force I got why they hugged it out at the end of the last movie. Now that Carrie Fisher is gone I wonder if for episode 9 if Rey will inherit any of Leia’s loose ends. At least when it comes to Ben Solo if he is redeemed by the end of all this.

  • December 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Kent Kaliber is no longer part of the comments section. His negativity reached ridiculous proportions without any reasoning behind it.
    Now let’s move on. 2 weeks to go…. 😀

    • December 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Yayyy!!! Thank you viral! That was getting annoying and bringing us down when we are all excited for this movie. He won’t be missed unlike Carrie 🙂

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