During the press tour for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Carrie Fisher’s therapy dog, Gary, became an internet sensation as the late actress took him everywhere for interviews and red carpets. Now, an eagle-eyed fan discovered that Gary will be making an Easter egg cameo in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which director Rian Johnson has confirmed.
Twitter user Clair Henry found a promotion still for the movie in which Finn (John Boyega) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) face off at a galactic casino. On the left side of the screen, you can see a strange brown creature looking directly at the camera. That’s Gary, touched up with CGI to look like an alien pet.
– clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017
YES! Wow, good eyes.
– Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 6, 2017
Since Fisher passed away last year, the actress’ assistant, Corby McCoin, has adopted Gary and given him a new home. Fisher was introduced to Gary by her daughter, Billie Lourd, as a therapy dog to help her manage her bipolar disorder.
“Gary is mental also. My mother says Gary is a hooligan. Gary is like my heart,” Fisher told The Herald Tribune in 2015. “Gary is very devoted to me and that calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me.”
Watch Gary and Fisher on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it hits theaters next Friday.