Sharon Horgan has revealed that Carrie Fisher’s final role in the third series of Catastrophe will be “bigger, chunkier.”
The Stars Wars actress starred as Mia in the second season of the hit U.S. show and wrapped filming the third season days before she passed on December 27th, 2016.
“In series three we wrote this bigger, chunkier part for her in episode six and got to spend time with her,” Sharon said.
Chunkier: Carrie’s final role in Catastrophe will be bigger than in her previous season | CHANNEL 4
Sharon explained that Carrie was part of the gang and they felt honoured to work with the legendary film star.
“The first series and even the second series we didn’t have her for very long: she flew in and did her bit over a day or two and, of course, we wanted to get to know her better,” she said at a press conference in London.
“We idolised her but just didn’t really have a chance to, and then in series three we wrote this bigger, chunkier part for her in episode six and got to spend time with her.
“She was part of the gang and we really feel very privileged and honoured.
“She was funny all the time and incredibly witty company and loved saying a**holey things to everyone but also was just a kind, lovely, supportive person.”
Co-star: Carrie’s dog Gary also starred in the show | CHANNEL 4
Sharon’s co-star Rob Delaney also explained that it was when Graham Norton received his Attitude Magazine lifetime achievement award from Carrie Fisher that they knew they wanted her in the show.
“We wrote the pilot and then later went to the Attitude Magazine Awards where Graham Norton was getting the lifetime achievement award and Carrie Fisher was giving it to him,” Rob said.
“Her speech was just amazing and we were watching it and Sharon said ‘What if she played your mum?’ and I was like, ‘Sharon you’re crazy’, and we looked up who her agent was.
“I tried to tweet her first, no response. Then we got her agent the scripts for series one and the pilot and she said, ‘Okay, sure’. And thank God.”
Catastrophe returns to Channel 4 at 10pm on February 28.