Carrie Fisher had just wrapped Season 3 of the U.K.-based comedy “Catastrophe” when she boarded a flight from London to Los Angeles in late December last year.
After suffering a heart attack on the flight, she died just a few days later at the age of 60 — making her performance on the Amazon series as her final role.
The show’s co-creator and star Sharon Horgan shared a description of a scene from the show (above) with People: “She and I are together in the sitting room, and she starts talking about a TV show that she’s watching called My Children Are Schizophrenic, and that whole little ramble about the show was off the top of her head. And every time she did it, we’d call cut and the whole place would crack up laughing.”
Horgan said that she and co-creator and co-star Rob Delaney had to keep from being overwhelmed by Fisher’s legendary “Star Wars” status. Fisher played Rob’s eccentric mother, named Mia. “It took us awhile to start seeing her as a human and not as an icon… We were just sort of dumbfounded,” she told People.
Horgan added that she is now focused on honoring Fisher’s memory and the memory of her character “without being morbid and sad.”
Watch Fisher in the video above, joking about mental illness as she had done brilliantly on other platforms over the years.