Carrie Fisher may be gone, but the late actress’ legacy lives on, and in 2017, fans will have a few more chances to see, or in the case of her “Family Guy” work hear her in action.
Variety reports that the star completed voice work on two episodes slated to air on as-yet unannounced dates. It was previously reported that not only had she finished filming her scenes for “Episode VIII,” General Leia’s role in the next “Star Wars” installment will be a larger one than in “Episode VII.”
Fisher debuted on the animated Fox sitcom in 2005 as Angela, Peter Griffith’s boss at Pawtucket Brewery. She voiced the character for a total of 20 appearances including “It’s A Trap!,” in which Angela took on the role of Mon Mothma for the Star Wars-themed parody episode.
“Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around,” “Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane wrote on Twitter following news of Fisher’s passing. “Family Guy will miss her immensely.”
Following a a heart attack the week before, Carrie Fisher passed away Monday, Dec. 27. She was 60 years old. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Fisher’s family’s official statement read in part. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
Best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia on “Star Wars,” the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Fisher rose to fame with the release of the classic sci-fi film, but also became well known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including “Postcards from the Edge,” and for her career as one of Hollywood’s top script doctors, polishing screenplays for such films as “Hook,” “Lethal Weapon 3,” “Sister Act,” “Scream 3” and the “Star Wars” prequels.
She returned to the role of Leia Organa for 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and for 2017’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which completed shooting several months ago. Fisher also released her memoirs in 2016, “The Princess Diarist,” which gathered the journals she kept while filming the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
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