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Carrie Fisher’s final role was shot a week before her death. She was in London where the show is based, filming the part of Rob’s Mother, Mia in Season 3 of the Amazon comedy, Catastrophe. She looked bright and healthy to her cast mates ,which seems ordinary since It was a shock knowing that Carrie fisher died so young. When suffering her massive heart attack on the plane home from London, no one ever expected it. She was traveling with her dog, Gary.
According to http://www.eonline.com , 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. It came as a real shock to the show creator, Sharon Horgan who never thought twice about something like this ever happening. She even explains in http://www.eonline.com “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.”
The season three is set to premiere on Amazon early next year. Carrie Fisher had just wrapped up her recurring role as Princess/General Leia in Star Wars Episode VII. The director of the recent Star Wars story line doesn’t know what to do with Fisher’s role. They might throw her death in the story line.
Possibly, her final TV role is set to garner ratings, since word of her death. It is probable as well that they may be using Fisher’s death in the Catastrophe story line.A little background on Catastrophe, it is an Amazon show that is basically a British sitcom first broadcast on 19 January 2015. It stars Sharon Horgan as Sharon Morris and Rob Delaney as Rob Norris, who get together after she falls pregnant following a brief affair while he is in the UK on business. Carrie Fisher, Ashley Jensen, and Mark Bonnar play supporting characters in the series.
The purpose of the UK show was to introduce Carrie Fisher’s role as one played by Hollywood royalty and that is what she was in the end. She was part of Holly wood royalty and to many a role model. Carrie Fisher will be remembered not only for her acting roles but for her other talent as a writer and as an advocate for the mentally ill.