Bring the tissues out folks, this is a real tough one. In The Last Jedi, our favorite space twins Luke and Leia reunite one last time after being separated for years, maybe even decades. The very small Resistance has been pinned down by The First Order and none of their allies have come. Leia fears the worst but her brother appears to give them a glimmer of hope. And he gives Leia some much needed comfort.
In The Director and the Jedi, a documentary on filming Episode 8, we get a glimpse at the filming of the scene. While the scene is emotional on it’s own, it takes a whole new turn seeing it being filmed. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are putting it all out on the line, deep in the pain their characters are in. They’re both brilliant but Carrie really shines. And it’s their shared performance that gets everyone there teary as well. Honestly, the music they put over it in the documentary doesn’t help either!
This scene is particularly painful to me given Carrie’s passing. Luke says “no one’s ever really gone” and my heart just attaches itself to her and the feeling of her loss. Seeing her performance in this way really gives me not only an appreciation for her work, but another wave of sadness that I won’t be able to see any more. This clip makes me want to bawl like a baby and I don’t care who knows.
Check out the clip below before it’s gone! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news. The Last Jedi is on sale digitally now and will be on blu-ray on March 27th.
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