“Star Wars” fans love Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary almost as well as they loved the late actress: She brought the French bulldog with the famously droopy tongue to almost every press interview and “Star Wars” event.
Now Gary is getting his own “Star Wars” tribute: An alert fan noticed that a background character in a photo from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” looks a lot like Gary.
She asked director Rian Johnson on Twitter if the “cute little creature” was #SpaceGary. Johnson’s response? “YES! Wow, good eyes.”
@rianjohnson we @FanthaTracks want to know if you can confirm this cute little creature is #spacegary in #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/0if7XRiqog
— clair henry (@irishgeekgirl) December 6, 2017
YES! Wow, good eyes.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 6, 2017
We’re not sure how big #SpaceGary’s role is the new film, (and it doesn’t look like he has Gary’s signature showy tongue), but we’re sure Carrie would love it. “The Last Jedi” will be bittersweet for so many fans since it’s the last film she completed before her death in December 2016.
The real Gary was living with Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, who also appears in the new film as Lieutenant Connix. He was then adopted by Fisher’s assistant Corby McCoin, according to People.
Lourd actually had Gary first, then let Fisher have him as a service dog to help with her bipolar disorder. “I live for Gary,” Lourd told Today. “He was mine first and [my Mom] actually stole him from me because she fell in love with him.”
Last year, she told InStyle that Gary is still doing great and still globetrotting. “He’s the best, he’s the best. Tongue is still out and dragging all over floors all over the world.”
Gary has his own Instagram page. You can follow him here.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens December 15.