It’s been over half a year since actress Carrie Fisher passed away. However, every time we see something relating to Star Wars, the loss feels fresh. Luckily, the series is giving her a good send-off.
In a recent interview, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the newest Star Wars episodes, explained how they dealt with Carrie Fisher’s death.
“It sends her off in a very amazing way,” Boyega said of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. “She is still kept alive in this franchise and that’s the beauty of it–she lives forever, in a sense.”
Boyega went on to discuss the impact of Fisher’s death on him personally. When he found out she had passed at the age of 60, he was visiting family in Nigeria.
“It was a strange, strange feeling,” he said. “I felt like everybody in the cast and obviously around the world went silent for a bit.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will land in theaters on December 15, 2017.