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Adam Driver Remembers Carrie Fisher: “She Burns Very Bright”

The loss of Carrie Fisher is one that a lot of us are still feeling, and the heartfelt tributes we’re seeing from people within the Star Wars teams shows us how beloved the actress was as Leia Organa, and how much her absence will be felt as the movies continue.

Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren, took a moment on his The Late Show with Stephen Colbert appearance to talk about his space mom. Colbert brought up Fisher’s recent appearance on his show, calling her a “delight” and asked Driver what it was like to work with her. He replied:

“As you can tell from meeting her, she burns very bright and has such a great, very generous energy. For that suddenly not to be on set, and we are talking about it in publicity or in life when you see her in a Star Wars event or anywhere she’s just–you know, to have her character, not just in the movie, but her character missing from that very small unit is a tragedy.”

When Colbert asks about upcoming film, Driver answers that they finished shooting in last summer and adds, “I think that was the last time I saw her actually, was on set being Princess Leia.”

The actor also discusses his new film Silence, the Martin Scorsese film in which he co-stars with Andrew Garfield, and his work in the non-profit Arts for Armed forces as a former Marine. And, of course, what better way to ends an interview than with a lightsaber thumb war?

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