STAR WARS, Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia will officially return for J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII.
Today, Carrie Fisher confirmed that she will reprise her role in the upcoming film in an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated. When asked, she succinctly said: "yes."
Don't expect the golden bikini to make a return, though.
When asked what she thought Leia was like today, she said, "She's in an intergalactic old folks' home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."
Fisher's confirmation comes just a few weeks after Mark Hammill, who played her brother Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, announced that he, Fisher, and Harrison Ford had entered talks to appear in the film, currently slated for a 2015 release. As of now, Ford and Harrison have not officially been confirmed to reprise their roles
For Fisher's full interview, head on over to Palm Beach Illustrated.
In addition to the first "Star Wars" trilogy, Carrie Fisher's numerous films include 1975's "Shampoo," her feature film debut, and later movies such as "Hannah and Her Sisters," "When Harry Met Sally," "The Blues Brothers," "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" and "The 'Burbs." Among her TV appearances are "30 Rock," "Family Guy" and the HBO series "Sex and the City" and "Entourage."
Fisher is also a screenwriter and bestselling author. Her novels, "Postcards from The Edge," "Surrender the Pink," "Delusions of Grandma" and "The Best Awful," were all critically acclaimed, with "Postcards from The Edge" being adapted for an Oscar(R)-nominated film of the same name starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Her memoir "Wishful Drinking," taken from the stage show, was published in 2008 by Simon & Schuster, which will also publish Fisher's novel "Shockaholic" in 2011.
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