While Star Wars: Episode IX is still a aways down the line, we do know from certain sources that it’ll be “magical”. That source, in this case, is none other than Lieutenant Connix actress Billie Lourd, who also happens to be the daughter of our dearly departed Princess General Leia, Carrie Fisher.
Lourd, who you may have seen most recently as Mallory on American Horror Story: Apocalypse, recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the 9th Star Wars main-saga film, which she will be appearing in.
“I gotta watch myself because the Star Wars PD is going to come get me, but it is incredible. I’ve read the script and I’ve been on set. I was on set for, like, three weeks back in September, and it is going to be magical.
I can’t say much more, but I’m so excited about it and so grateful to be a part of it. Star Wars is my heart. I love it.”
It’s a lovely tease of what’s to come, and considering Episode IX will be the last chapter in the Skywalker saga, fitting.
The JJ Abrams-directed film will also be the last time we see Fisher on film, as the powers that be at LucasFilm and Disney have decided to use existing footage of Fisher as Leia to complete her story:
“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character.
With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
Star Wars: Episode IX will hyperspace into theaters on December 19th 2019.