Fisher’s many sides mean that, fortunately, we’re still not through with hearing amazing stories from her friends and co-stars. So when Oscar Isaac hit The Late Show Thursday night, host Stephen Colbert obviously took time to ask him for a Fisher memory. Isaac did not disappoint.
Isaac’s ace pilot and Resistance fighter Poe Dameron apparently has quite a bit of screen time with Fisher’s General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which meant the pair had a scene together on the very first day of filming. For this particular scene, Isaac revealed, Organa was supposed to be quite angry with Dameron. That meant Fisher had to slap him. A lot.
“I think it ended up being like 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in and every time she’d hit like a different spot on my face,” Isaac said.
Fisher’s not here to tell her side of the story but it isn’t hard at all to picture her reeling back, slapping Isaac with everything she had and then cackling with delight between takes. It’s also not hard to imagine her doing something incredibly sweet for Isaac sometime after all the slapping.
“She was by far one of the quickest-witted, funniest, most down-to-earth, real human beings I ever had the opportunity of working with, and she does amazing work in this,” Isaac said. “It was definitely a heartbreaker.”
The Last Jedi comes out in a little more than six months. In that time, its major stars (of which there are at least 10) will make plenty of appearances on late night shows, morning shows and other interview venues. Fisher’s name will never stop coming up, because she’s the kind of star you can’t stop remembering fondly. Here’s hoping we will have plenty more stories like this to look forward to.
For now, let’s just relish the knowledge that one of Fisher’s final creative acts on this Earth was slapping the hell out of a handsome man.