Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary recognised her when he watched ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

His ears perked up every time she came on screen.

Carrie Fisher’s dog, Gary, has been without his owner for almost a year now, after the actress passed away on December 26, 2016 following a severe cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60.

The actress starred in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ which came out on Thursday (December 14), with director Rian Johnson dedicating the premiere on December 9 to her.

Fisher’s beloved canine friend was there to watch her at the opening night screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

According to ABC7 reporter, Veronica Miracle, Gary watched the movie from the lap of Fisher’s former personal assistant Corby McCoin, who he now lives with.

Miracle tweeted: “The late Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary just watched The Last Jedi! He sat on Fisher’s former assistant’s lap during the film.

“She said his ears perked up every time she was on screen!”

Gary even has a cameo in the film, as spotted by eagle-eyed fans and confirmed by director Johnson earlier this month.

He also has his own Instagram account.

A tribute was posted for Fisher on Gary’s Instagram page earlier this year on October 21, on what would have been the actress’ 61st birthday.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd also paid tribute to her mother on her birthday, with a new tattoo of the moon, stars and a planet, inspired by her mother.

Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the hugely popular sci-fi franchise, recently revealed how Fisher played an integral role in helping her deal with the overnight fame she experienced following the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

Meanwhile, a real-life Jedi has reviewed the latest film.

You can also read NME’s review of the movie here.