The funniest lines delivered by Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi were probably crafted by Carrie Fisher, according to the film's director Rian Johnson. In fact, Johnson says Fisher rattled off ideas for "every single part of her performance."
"I would sit down with her and she would just give me … After an hour, I would have filled up pages and pages writing down the notes and one-liners that she would pitch,” he said. “And so we tried to work them in whenever we could.”
Spoiler alert: In a scene involving Leia and Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, Fisher's character tells Holdo, "You go, I’ve said it enough," in reference to her commonly used phrase, "May the Force Be With You."
Fisher's take on what her character says throughout The Last Jedi echoes a focus on creating light-hearted dialogue that Johnson admits he grew up loving about the Star Wars franchise.
"I think that as Star Wars fans, especially as adults, you can get into a mindset of wanting it to just be the heavy opera," he said. "And I don’t know, I was 10 years old when Return of the Jedi came out. That was the perfect age for it. And the humor and the slight goofiness of it also, and kind of the slight free-wheeling feel of it, and how it’s unafraid to have fun, that to me is essential."