Today is a big day for Star Wars followers, however not simply because it is the day the last trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about to be launched. Today additionally occurs to be what would have been the sixty-third birthday of beloved Leia Organa actress Carrie Fisher. All day followers of the Star Wars franchise in addition to Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill have been taking to social media to share tributes to Fisher on this present day, however none are as poignant and as shifting as the one shared by her daughter, American Horror Story: 1984 star Billie Lourd. Lourd took to Instagram on Monday to share video of herself singing Fisher’s favourite music, Tom Petty’s “American Girl”, in Fisher’s favourite place: her bathtub.
In the video — a clip of which is shared to Lourd’s Instagram web page whereas the full model is accessible on IGTV — Lourd is accompanied by two guitarists as she sings the music whereas seated on the fringe of the tub. In her caption for the video, Lourd notes that her method of grieving is to have fun her mom on “milestones” by doing issues that she beloved to do.
“Today would have been my Momby’s 63rd birthday,” Lourd wrote in the caption. “Not that I’m some type of grief skilled by any means, however on milestones (or no matter you need to name them) like this, I like to have fun her by doing issues that she beloved to do. So here is a little bit video of me singing one in every of her favourite songs (“American Girl” by Tom Petty) in one in every of her favourite locations (her bathtub in fact). I’ll most likely have a pint of vanilla Haggen Dazs [sic] and a Coca Cola for dinner.”
Fisher died in 2016 from cardiac arrest, her demise coming simply days after she had skilled a medical emergency whereas on a world flight. Her demise had a significant influence on the newest Star Wars trilogy, as the first movie in the new trilogy The Force Awakens had solely hit theaters the yr earlier than. When it got here to the last chapter, the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, it was finally determined to make the most of previously-unreleased footage Fisher had shot for The Force Awakens to create her last Star Wars look.
“You don’t recast, and you don’t suddenly have her disappear,” director J.J. Abrams stated earlier this yr at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. “We had quite a lot of scenes from The Force Awakens that went unused. Leia lives in this movie in a method that’s kinda mind-blowing to me.”
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut on December 20th.