2:49pm PT by Patrick Shanley
'Force Awakens' Deleted Scene Reveals Classic Leia Wit
Carrie Fisher reprised her iconic role as Princess Leia Organa in last year's The Force Awakens, yet her screen time was much less than what moviegoers saw of her in the original trilogy. Though featured in a number of key scenes, Fisher's Leia was far from the focal point of the film.
What was left on the cutting room floor, however, may be the best Leia moment of the film. A brief scene features vintage Fisher characterization — the strong, assertive, no-nonsene princess-turned-general beloved by fans for decades.
In the clip, General Organa with her signature sardonic wit tells a young Resistance soldier to contact the Galactic Senate. "Not all the senators think I'm insane. Or maybe they do. I don't care," she quips.
The scene has been circulating as fans mourn Fisher, who died Tuesday following a heart attack suffered on an international flight from London to Los Angeles days earlier. Fisher's Leia is said to be more heavily featured in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which she had finished filming prior to her death.
Watch the clip below.