Following the sudden death of actress Carrie Fisher, many fans are left wondering what will become of the projects Fisher was working on.
While Fisher may be most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” series, the actress went on to become an author and screenwriter while still appearing in films and television.
Fisher had a recurring role on “Family Guy” as Peter Griffin’s boss, Angela. She was on her way back to Los Angeles from filming “Catastrophe” for Amazon UK when she suffered a heart attack on a flight from London last week and passed on Tuesday. Although the actress’ life was cut short, fans will still get a chance to see her in number of roles come 2017.
Before her death, Fisher completed voice-acting for two “Family Guy” episodes. The dates for the episodes have yet to be determined. Fisher first appeared on the show in 2005 and has appeared in 20 episodes since, most recently in a Dec. 4 episode.
“Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. ‘Family Guy’ will miss her immensely,” wrote show creator Seth MacFarlane on Twitter.
Filming for the third season of the Amazon series recently finished filming, making it Fisher’s final acting role. The new season is expected to be released early 2017. In an interview with Vulture, Fisher said she loved the role she played. “I did really want to play an awful person. There are not a lot of choices for women past 27. I don’t wait by the phone.”
“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”
Fisher teamed up with her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds, for a documentary that had already premiered in September at Cannes but will air in March 2017 on HBO. The film chronicles the relationship between Fisher and her mother.
“We met Carrie, and she kind of had this idea to chronicle Debbie’s last nightclub performance,” said co-director Fisher Stevens. “Because she was quite performing quite a bit — actively — when we started filming. We were able to capture, I think, sort of lightning in a bottle.”
“Star Wars: Episode VIII”
While she was known as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, Leia became General Organa in “Star Wars: Episode VII” and Fisher reprised the role for the upcoming “Episode VIII.” Shooting for the film wrapped in July and the movie is now in post-production. Fisher was also set to appear in the ninth “Star Wars” film, which begins shooting in 2018. Following her death, it's unknown what will happen to Leia in the next film.