It was the end of an era for Oscar Isaac, who recently finished filming Star Wars: Episode IX, the last installment to the new Star Wars trilogy. But his big capper seemed almost overshadowed by one of his costars.
As Isaac told Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s Tonight Show, his last day on set — the one memorialized with a photo of the three main leads — was also the last day for Anthony Daniels, the actor behind C-3PO.
“It was such a milestone,” he said. “What was particularly special was the day that I finished on these three massive movies that for me have been such a huge part of my life, right after it was like, ‘Okay, Oscar’s done.’ And then I said a few words. ‘And it’s also Anthony Daniels’ last day on set!’ Way to take the thunder.”
According to Isaac, though, it was an emotional experience for both of them.
“[Daniels] was super emotional about it and hanging up the golden cowl,” the man behind Poe Dameron recalled. “And I think, really, and I mean this, this time he kept saying this was the most fun he’s had ’cause he had so many fun things to do and we got to work a lot together. It was just amazing to see that piece of history close.”
So we can look forward to some added banter between Poe and the gold-plated droid come Episode IX. But now Isaac can move onto other projects, like his latest for Netflix, Triple Frontier.
“It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX,” the film’s director J.J. Abrams tweeted as principal photography wrapped. “There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I’m forever indebted to you all.”
Star Wars: Episode IX will open in theaters this Dec. 20.