Star Wars fans are already emotionally preparing for Carrie Fisher's final franchise performance in The Last Jedi. As it turns out, even Fisher's costars have been taken aback by the late actress' performance in the film.
During a recent panel at Fan Expo Canada, Anthony Daniels revealed his reaction to seeing early cuts of Fisher's scenes as General Leia Organa in The Last Jedi. As he explained, the film allows the essence of Fisher to live on, even after her passing last December.
"The magic of the movies is you will see her as you've never seen before." Daniels revealed. "The other day when I was putting my voice back on [The Last Jedi], I had completely forgotten what we had shot. Suddenly in the footage that I'm watching, there she is, living forever. That's movies for you."
Daniels is the latest cast and crew member address the added significance of Fisher's performance in The Last Jedi. John Boyega, who returns as Finn in the film, echoed the same sentiment earlier this summer, confirming that Leia lives on at the end of The Last Jedi. And the film's director, Rian Johnson, revealed that some of Fisher's scenes will "mean a lot to people" in the event of her passing.
With Fisher and Daniels - who plays the iconic droid C3PO - sharing the screen many times over the years, Daniels also revealed a pretty amusing anecdote about one of the actress' on-set habits.
"You would be amazed," Daniels joked, "[at] how many shots which she's in have a can of [Coca-Cola] hidden somewhere, and the crew were desperate not to feature it."
Fans will get to see Fisher's powerful performance - and possibly some hidden Coke cans - when Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters December 15.