It’s been three years since the heartbreaking news that our Rebel Princess had left us. But it seems like there has been a repeat of that loss for two of the last three years. First, we saw her ‘last’ Star Wars film “The Last Jedi” and in it she flew into space, appearing to die. Gut-wrenching! Then she used the force to save herself. I still find myself getting choked up with the goodbye scene wIth General Holdo.
“So much loss,” Leia says at the prospect of losing yet another lifelong friend. “I can’t take any more.”
“Sure you can,” Holdo says, smiling sadly. “You taught me how.”
Then Carrie ended up appearing in The Rise of Skywalker. I was thrilled they used existing clips and not CGI. And her scenes definately tugged at my heart once again. I am not complaining that she continues to be in movies at all. But at the same time, each time seems like another goodbye. So maybe the answer is to never say goodbye to Carrie. After all, to quote Luke Skywalker, no one is ever really gone. #CarrieOnForever
Billie Lourd and the rest of Carrie’s family are in our thoughts today.