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& # 39; Star Wars: The Last Jedi & # 39; it will be the final performance of Carrie Fisher as General Leia. (Photo: Lucasfilm)

LOS ANGELES – Carrie Fisher, known for the galaxy as Princess Leia, had an indelible impact on the women who starred with her in The Last Jedi (in theaters on December 15), the next epic movie in the Star Wars franchise

Fisher, who died last December after shooting his part, exploded to universal fame in 1977 ] Star Wars. Returning in 2015 The Force Awakens, now as General Leia, Fisher showed sardonic and prankster honesty that was known off-screen.

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"(I really admire) how much value it takes to really be yourself when you're on a public platform," said Kelly Marie Tran, who is introduced as Rose Tico at The Last Jedi, during a press conference on Sunday at the InterContinental Downtown hotel. "She was so carefree and so open.

" She will always be an icon like Leia, but also like Carrie, "Tran added." What an example. "

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the 1977 clbadic & # 39; Star Wars. & # 39; (Photo: Fox Video)

Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the franchise, He glimpsed many of Fisher's qualities in his daughter Billie Lourd, who will be seen in The Last Jedi.

Fisher was "smart and funny and shameless, and Carrie raising a daughter who has all those qualities , and something else, that says a lot of what he did, and in the spotlight, "said Ridley.

Laura Dern, who plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, said that Fisher had an" endless and profound impact "on When she was a little girl, that only grew when she saw Fisher close up.

"People talk about (those) that are valuable. entities or brave, "said Dern. "I have known, fortunately, some people who would have such descriptions."

Director Rian Johnson (from the left) and actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley attend the press conference in Los Angeles for the highly anticipated new film & # 39; Star Wars & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Last Jedi. & # 39; (Photo: Charley Gallay, Getty Images for Disney)

Gwendoline Christie, who plays Captain Phasma, recalled being hit by Leia, looking at her for the first time at age 6.

"I thought, 'Wow, that character is really different'," said Christie. "She's smart, funny, brave, bold, she does not care what people think and she's not someone to be told what to do"

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"It was instrumental for someone like me, who did not feel that I fit into that homogenized vision of what a woman was supposed to be," Christie said. "It can be celebrated and successful without surrendering or making a big commitment."

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• Director Rian Johnson explained his role in the franchise Star Wars in festive terms: "I'm like the new boyfriend at the Thanksgiving dinner "

• There is not much time for boo-hoo about the death of Han Solo in The Last Jedi. "I'm sure we'll all feel sentimental," said John Boyega, who returned as Finn. But with the Resistance fighting for survival, "I can not think of Han at this time."

• Domhnall Gleeson, who repeats his role as General Hux, did not go to the staff scrutiny for The Last Jedi. "I wanted to wait and see it with a large crowd, with many people losing their heads," he said. "But I heard that people were losing their heads in the screening." Dern told him, "You missed something."

• Will there be Ewoks in The Last Jedi ? "It depends on what drugs you take before you enter," joked Johnson.

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