Over the last few days, we've seen nearly everybody involved in the franchise make their own tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. One of the newer members of the Star Wars family just made his statement with a lovely photo. Oscar Isaac took to social media to pay tribute to a woman who truly saw things from a different perspective as the rest of us.
There are so many things to love about this picture that it's difficult to count them all. First, it's a couple of old friends hanging out on the set of the movie they're working on. We'd assume this is Pinewood Studios in London, the pair is just hanging out, probably between shots. One assumes the two didn't have a lot of time to catch up while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Who knows, they might even have a scene together in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Carrie Fisher has her head contorted to a weird angle. We have no idea why. It doesn't really matter. Maybe she's just being silly. Yet somehow it fits. Fisher certainly saw the entire world differently than the rest of us. Oscar Isaac makes reference to this in his Facebook post. All of the young actors who joined the franchise in The Force Awakens have spoken publicly about what an influence Carrie Fisher was on them and how each was simply glad to have known her for a time, however brief a time it turned out to be.
Carrie Fisher passed away December 27 following a heart attack she suffered on an airplane before Christmas. In the days since, everybody who knew her, and those of us that just felt like they did have spoken about what an important impact she had on their lives. As Princess Leia in the original Star Wars, she was one of the first independent female characters that many of us remember seeing in film. Fans have held lightsaber vigils in memory of Fisher and many of those that knew her personally have spoken about the unique person that she was.
Outside of her work in the movies Carrie Fisher was a prolific writer who acted as a script doctor in countless films and also wrote several novels and memoirs. She spoke open and honestly about her own struggles in life, many are crediting that honesty with allowing them to deal with their own problems, since they knew they were not alone.
Many people lost a friend when Carrie Fisher passed away this week. The rest of lost an icon and role model. We'll all get one last chance to say goodbye. Carrie Fisher will be seen in Star Wars: Episode VIII when it debuts next December.