Who doesn’t love Star Wars? It’s one of the most-watched space movie franchises, depicting various characters who go on adventures not only a long time ago, but also “in a galaxy far, far away.” The latest movie to be added to this epic franchise is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which picks up just where the last one left off. Evil is predominant and good must overcome in the form of the Resistance which includes a tried and true battle warrior, Princess Leia, played by Carrie Fisher. The Resistance has kept up fighting evil, however, they are occasionally outmaneuvered and/or outnumbered.
Although as characters in the movie they are battle-hardened warriors, that may not be so in real life. Why, you ask? Well, it seems that the actors have to put up with a lot more “violence” than you may think. In this gag reel, Carrie Fisher, who plays Leia, slaps Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron, a fighter pilot, over and over and over.
Isaac now laughs about this scene from The Last Jedi, but he definitely got slapped about forty times in a row. He says that afterward, once they finally got the scene down, friends and family told him “pictures or it didn’t happen.” So, this goes one better; it’s a video!
The blooper reel, which is available to watch as bonus material on the home video version, but has been further released to the public. In the scene, you can see Isaac and Fisher do the scene over and over and well, over again! Princess Leia tells him, “You’re demoted.” Now that the movie has been released and many of us have seen it, we know that this is the point in which General Leia is trying to slap some sense into her cocky pilot.
Isaac goes on to say that he remembers the first day of shooting, which was a scene with Fisher. Turns out it was this scene! What a way to start filming a movie, by being slapped silly by one of the main characters and above all, Carrie Fisher at that!
Besides getting to watch the slap fest, other funny bloopers include John Boyega, who plays Finn, the x-Startrooper turned good guy, taking a dance break with Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico. There’s also BB-8 meeting a baby version of himself and even more of Isaac messing up his lines in addition to a touching moment when he sneaks up behind Boyega.
Mark Hamill closes the reel out with “yeah, well, thanks for the memories.” I think that goes for all of us. RIP Carrie Fisher.