Carrie Fisher will always be a Hollywood icon as an incredible actress with fantastic wit and quick humour.
Shooting to stardom as the kind and fiery intergalactic rebel Princess Leia in Star Wars, Fisher became a household name, although she never let the films define her.
Still Fisher loved being in the Star Wars universe and so after her death last year from a heart attack aged only 60-years-old, her legacy lives on in the latest instalment The Last Jedi.
Appearing once again as Leia, now known as General Organa, Fisher can be seen in The Last Jedi which is the final film she made before her untimely death.
We have all been waiting to watch this last performance none more so than Fisher’s beloved dog Gary Fisher who a year on clearly still misses his mum.
Eager to see the film Gary attended an opening night screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
According to ABC7 reporter Veronica Miracle, Gary sat watching the movie in the lap of Corby McCoin who was Fisher’s formal personal assistant.
Dressed in an adorable X-Wing pilot costume, the French Bulldog reportedly recognised Fisher every time she appeared on screen perking her ears up.
Accompanied by a cute video, Miracle tweeted:
The late Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary just watched The Last Jedi! He sat on Fisher’s former assistant’s lap during the film.
She said his ears perked up every time she was on screen!
I’m not crying, you are!
The late @carrieffisher's dog Gary just watched #TheLastJedi! He sat on Fisher's former assistant's lap during the film. She said his ears perked up every time she was on screen ❤️@starwars @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/2rCCGIi6Al
— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) December 15, 2017
Fisher didn’t go anywhere without Gary who was a regular on set during The Force Awakens.
It is no surprise then that he has been given a cameo role in The Last Jedi, a film which acts as an emotional tribute to a woman who was admired and loved by millions around the world.
In a photo from the film that was obtained by Empire magazine, John Boyega’s former Stormtrooper Finn can be seen chatting to new addition Rose, played wonderfully by Kelly Marie Tran.
If you look carefully in the background there is a cute creature who director Rian Johnson confirmed is indeed Gary, now known affectionally as Space Gary.
— clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017
How amazing is that!
It is only fitting that Gary made a cameo though considering how strong his relationship was with Fisher.
Devastated by her death, Gary’s Instagram is filled with touching tributes to his late mother.
When the trailer for The Last Jedi was released, Gary wrote:
Just watched the new trailer of The Last Jedi and my mom looks more beautiful than ever.
On the release date of the latest film, Gary shared his love writing:
It’s official!! Mom would be so excited. Big hugs to Rian Johnson and the Star Wars family, as they honour my Mom Carrie Fisher by bringing me to life in The Last Jedi.
See if you can find me, anybody know where my tongue is? Corby McCoin and I can’t wait to see uncle Mark Hamill and our princess as she graces the screen one last time.
It’s official!! Mom would be so excited? Big hugs to @riancjohnson and the @starwars family, as they honor my Mom #carriefisher by bringing me to life in #thelastjedi ? ?See if you can find me, anybody know where my tongue? is? @corbymccoin and I can’t wait to see uncle @hamillhimself and our princess as she graces the screen one last time ? ?❤️ #garyfisher #garyloveshismom #garymisseshismom #garyloveshisfans #legengary #spacegary #garylovesizzy #frenchbulldog #frenchielife #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram #frenchies #garyfisherthedog #dog #ilovemydog #garylovescorby #garyncorby #frenchielove #corbymccoin #garythedognation #garyfisherstongue #starwars #starwarsfan
Once again I’m not crying, you are!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.