Carrie Fisher Confirms Return to Star Wars
Update: A rep for Fisher has told CNN that Fisher was “joking” about being cast in Star Wars: Episode VII and that “nothing has been announced.”
Since the announcement of the new batch of Star Wars films, the big question on fans’ minds was whether the original trilogy’s cast would make an appearance. After rumors regarding Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford’s return to the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII, it looks as though Carrie Fisher has broken through the radio silence and confirmed her role in the new film.
Fisher’s statement came from—of all places—a Q&A with Palm Beach Illustrated.
After discussing several upcoming projects, including a new book series and a musical, Fisher was directly asked if she would be reprising her role as Princess Leia. She replied with a simple “yes.”
When asked follow-up questions regarding the character’s status, Fisher joked that she’d be “in an intergalactic old folks’ home I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”
And as for Leia’s old hairdo and famed metal bikini? Fisher playfully responded that Leia still has it—which is why she’s been put in the home.
“Probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized,” she said.
The new Star Wars is scheduled for a 2015 release.
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