When Carrie Fisher had her massive heart attack on Friday, Dec. 23, she and her dog Gary were flying from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was in London partly for her book tour, but also to film her role as Rob's mother Mia in Season 3 of the Amazon comedy "Catastrophe."
On Friday, Dec. 16, star/show creator Sharon Horgan shared this photo with Fisher on the London set:
"Catastrophe" Season 3 just finished filming, marking Fisher's final acting role. On Dec. 27, after news of Fisher's death broke, Horgan returned to Instagram to repost the same photo, this time with a more somber caption:
"Carrie was my friend. It took me three series but I got her in the end. She was the most generous, fun, gifted, smart, kind, funny funny funny person I've ever met. She certainly wasn't ready to go. I'm so glad we became pals. I'm so devastated at her loss. I want to write about her more but I can't process yet."
Horgan told Vulture she and co-star Rob Delaney knew they wanted Fisher for "Catastrophe" after watching the actress give a "great speech" at a U.K. awards show. "I turned to Rob, and I went, 'That's your awful mother!'" The "Catastrophe" stars initially tried to connect with Fisher via Twitter and then went the more traditional agent route. Fisher told Vulture she loved the show and the writing, and was happy to accept the role. "I did really want to play an awful person," Fisher said. "There are not a lot of choices for women past 27. I don't wait by the phone." Horgan replied, "We still to this day can't believe that you said yes."
According to TVLine, "Catastrophe" Season 3 is slated to premiere on Amazon early next year. Fisher had already wrapped her role as Princess/General Leia in "Star Wars: Episode VIII," but it still remains to be seen how they will handle Leia's storyline in "Episode IX."
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