Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac Says Episode IX Shares Carrie Fisher’s Legacy in ‘A Really Beautiful Way’

Oscar Isaac, who has played Resistance pilot Poe Dameron since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has said that Star Wars: Episode IX handles Carrie Fisher’s Leia in “a really beautiful way.”

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Isaac promised that “the still untitled ninth film will pay appropriate homage to Leia – and to Fisher’s sense of fun.”

“The story deals with that quite a bit,” Isaac explains. “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.” He does, however, reveal that “there’s a looseness and an energy to the way that we’re shooting this that feels very different.”

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