The actors behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” characters Rey and Finn have now publicly shared their thoughts on the passing of the real-life Princess Leia Organa.
“Devastated at this monumental loss,” Ridley said in a statement. “How lucky we all are to have known her, and how awful that we have to say goodbye.”
Boyega took to Twitter to share a beautiful photo of he and his friend, accompanied by the following message: “My heart is heavy but I’m grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well.”
Here’s his tribute:
My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I'll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SkPiRgGf03
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 28, 2016
Fisher died Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest just before Christmas on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60.
The actress, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds, had actually made her big screen debut in 1970’s “Shampoo”with Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Julie Christie.
In 1977, she won the role that would make her internationally famous in “Star Wars,” as the revolutionary princess of the planet Alderaan.
Following starring roles in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi,” Fisher had a string of small or guest parts such as “Scream 3,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “These Old Broads,” “Sex and the City” and “Entourage.”
She most recently co-starred with Ridley and Boyega in “The Force Awakens.”
Fisher also became famous for her writing, including the novel “Postcards From the Edge” that was later adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep.