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Director Rian Johnson dedicates Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere to Carrie Fisher

Rian Johnson pays tribute to Carrie Fisher at Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere
Rian Johnson paid tribute to Carrie Fisher at the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Picture: Getty)

Director Rian Johnson paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher at the premiere for his film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi held its premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday night, where Rian told those present to ‘have a blast’ in Carrie’s memory.

Fisher, who plays General Leia in the film, died in December last year.

Johnson addressed those present at the premiere and joked that Carrie wouldn’t want him to get emotional.

The Guardian quotes him saying: ‘I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie, who is up there right now flipping me the bird, saying, “Damm it, Rian, don’t you make this night a solemn tribute.” So let’s all have a blast tonight for Carrie’.

Rian Johnson pays tribute to Carrie Fisher at Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere
Rian said ‘Let’s have a blast for Carrie’ (Picture: Getty)

The Last Jedi was also dedicated to the late star with a message after the end credits.

The tribute reads: ‘To Our Princess Carrie Fisher’, according to Vanity Fair reporter Rebecca Keegan.

The Last Jedi end credits include a dedication ‘To Our Princess Carrie Fisher.’

— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 10, 2017

Rian previously revealed that Carrie’s dog Gary has a cameo in the film.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens 14 December.

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