Poe Dameron Feels the Force on the Set of the Last Jedi
Oscar Isaac, Poe Dameron in the newest Star Wars trilogy, recently appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film.
Isaac recounted his first Star Wars experience, which was also the first movie he ever saw, watching Return of the Jedi with his father. Then, the discussion moved towards remembering the late star of the original trilogy, Carrie Fisher.
Colbert asked Isaac whether his character would have scenes with Fisher’s General Organa in the next film, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Without being able to spoil anything, the actor revealed that he did indeed have the pleasure of working with Fisher on what would be her final Star Wars film.
“I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie,” he reminisced. “I remember it was a scene where I come to talk to her, and she’s very upset with me, and she slaps me.”
Apparently, director Rian Johnson asked them to perform the scene multiple times. “It ended up being 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in.” He mimicked hard slapping to give the full effect. Oscar Isaac was all smiles as he recalled the incident, suggesting that his scene partner rather enjoyed her role. “Every time she would hit a different spot on my face.”
“To keep it fresh,” Colbert quickly added.
For fans this is classic Carrie, and these stories about her presence and fun-loving nature are what have endured beyond her passing. Her persisting humor is what carries us forward in her absence.
“She was by far one of the quickest-witted, funniest, most down-to-Earth, real human beings I ever had the opportunity of working with.”
You can watch the full interview in the video below. Feel the Force with Sideshow’s galaxy of Star Wars collectibles!