“A large amount of the stuff I got to do was with Carrie, which was amazing,” Isaac said on Thursday’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” “I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie … I remember it was a scene where I come up and talk with her, and she is very upset with me and slaps me.
“And Rian Johnson, the director, kept doing it over and over. I think it ended up being 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in [mimics hard slapping]. Every time, she’d hit a different part of my face.”
Fisher died on December 27 of last year after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress played Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, starting in 1977. She will reprise the role in “The Last Jedi,” her last film in the franchise.
“She was by far one of the quickest-witted, funniest, down to earth real human beings I had the opportunity of working with,” Isaac added. “She does amazing work — it was definitely a heart breaker.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens December 15.
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