Oscar Isaac Says ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Handles Carrie Fisher’s Death “In A Really Beautiful Way”

In a new interview with the Daily Beast Episode IX actor Oscar Isaac said the final chapter of the Star Wars saga “deals with [Fisher’s death] quite a bit. It’s a strange thing to be on the set and to be speaking of Leia and having Carrie not be around. There’s definitely some pain in that,”adding, “[‘Episode IX’] deals with the amazing character that Carrie created in a really beautiful way.”
J.J. Abrams, who helmed ‘The Force Awakens’returns for the final chapter, taking over for Rian Johnson after ‘The Last Jedi.’ And for Isaac, he’s just happy to be working with Abrams and noticed a change with the production. Isaac says that shooting this final “Star Wars” chapter has had “a looseness and an energy to the way that we’re shooting this that feels very different.”“It’s been really fun being back with J.J., with all of us working in a really close way. I just feel like there’s an element of almost senioritis, you know?” Isaac laughs. “Since everything just feels way looser and people aren’t taking it quite as seriously, but still just having a lot of fun. I think that that energy is gonna translate to a really great movie.”