Carrie Fisher is given an “amazing” send-off in her final Star Wars film, according to co-star John Boyega, reports BBC.
The London-born actor said he shares “many scenes” with the late actress in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that the sci-fi franchise “keeps her alive”.
Fisher, who played the part of Princess – later General – Leia, died last December aged 60.
Her final film performance will be seen when the latest Star Wars blockbuster is released at the end of the year.
Boyega, who played stormtrooper Finn in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, told US broadcaster ABC: “It sends her off in a very amazing way.
“She is still kept alive in this franchise and that’s the beauty of it – she lives forever in a sense.”
Boyega was with family in Nigeria when he found out about Fisher’s death, which came four days after she was taken ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
“It was a strange, strange feeling,” said the 25-year-old, currently promoting his role in race drama Detroit.
“I felt like everybody in the cast and obviously around the world [and] went silent for a bit.”
His comments came as Fisher’s actress daughter, Billie Lourd, spoke about the last time she saw her mother.
“The last time I saw her in person, this episode of Scream Queens was on, and it was a big episode for me,” she told fellow actress Sarah Paulson in Town & Country magazine.