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James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher to Guest on The Big Bang Theory

January 14, 2014  |  3:35pm
James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher to Guest on <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>

Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter’s dreams will come true when Star Wars celebrities James Earl Jones (the voice of Darth Vader) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), guest star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory later this season.

Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, the executive producers of The Big Bang Theory, spoke with TV Line in a Golden Globes interview on Sunday, where it was confirmed that Jones and Fisher will play themselves while crossing paths with Cooper. Molaro, revealed to TV Guide that the storyline wrote in Jones’ character to appear after Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are unable to purchase any passes to Comic-Con. Molaro also mentioned that Fisher’s character has a smaller part in the episode.

Stan Lee, George Takei, Wil Wheaton and Stephen Hawking are a few of actors who have also guest starred on The Big Bang Theory. The show airs Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and 7 p.m. Central Time on CBS.

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