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Report: Carrie Fisher Legacy Lives on in Next Star Wars

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Actress Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia Organa character and actor Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker character from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" are shown on screen while musicians perform in 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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The legacy of the late Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, lives on in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" to be released in December – fated by a foreshadowing note left for director J.J. Abrams years before filming, according to the U.K.'s Independent.

"We actually realized there was footage we could use, that we could literally write scenes around and suddenly have as an active part of this movie and she's great in the film," Abrams told the Independent. 

"And still, maybe now more than ever, it's impossible to me that she's gone because she's so alive in the film. We don't know how to do it without her, and so having her be a part of the movie in a way that I think she'd be proud of is very meaningful."

Fisher herself foreshadowed her appearance in the film before her untimely death almost three years ago before shooting began.

Fisher's 2016 memoir "The Princess Diarist" included a note that read: "special thanks to JJ Abrams for putting up with me twice."

Fisher had yet to work on "The Rise of Skywalker," according to Abrams, who said the note left her "fated" to be in the movie after her death, per the report.

Abrams added there was no discussion of recasting her role or using CGI to replicate her parts after her sudden death after first working with Abrams in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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The legacy of the late Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, lives on in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" to be released in December - fated by a foreshadowing note left for director J.J. Abrams years before filming, according to the U.K.'s Independent....
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