Billie Lourd honours Carrie Fisher as Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now on theaters.

And her beloved pet pooch Gary Fisher - who is now being taken care of by her former assistant Corby McCoin - has been to support his late owner after the movie hit cinema screens on Friday (15.12.17). At the time of her passing (and for months after), the question on everyone's mind was how writer-director Rian Johnson would complete The Last Jedi and if he would change anything about the film following the tragedy.

Presumably, it's now up to Episode IX writer/director JJ Abrams to come up with the ideal way to send Leia on her final voyage.

Carrie Fisher's Beloved Dog Gary Makes Cameo in Newest 'Star Wars' Film 'The Last Jedi'

"That was the very first conversation I had with [Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy] after we came back, after New Year's". Leia may have spent half the movie in a coma, but using her Force powers, outrunning the First Order, and continuing to be a marvelous military strategist, Fisher once again proves why the former princess is such a feminist icon.

Laura Dern appears as Vice-Admiral Holdo, in charge of taking over command when Fisher's character is incapacitated. I kind of looked through the footage. The pup even has a cameo in the film as a space creature, as he was a fixture when Fisher was on set. Given that we have a handsome, complete performance from her that I think audiences deserve to see, and I think it will mean a lot for them, that ray of hope from Leia. I know people are saying that I'm trying to capitalise.

Lourd lost both her mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, within one day of each other previous year. I don't know, if I say that I'm doing good, I'm too happy.