Carrie Fisher Confirms Princess Leia's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Return

March 6, 2013
Source: Palm Beach Illustrated

Carrie Fisher

Shortly after news of Disney's revival of Star Wars surfaced with development of Episode VII kicking off a new trilogy, original trilogy star Carrie Fisher, who donned a metal bikini as Princess Leia, confirmed her involvement. However, very quickly following the spread of that news, she said that was a tongue-in-cheek comment. However, Fisher is yet again confirming her involvement, in the wake of Mark Hamill's confirmation of early talks to return, and this time it doesn't sound like there's a retraction in order. While the first news came secondhand from a fan attending a book signing, this comes straight from an interview.

Palm Beach Illustrated, in all their movie news glory, flat out asked Fisher if she was returning to the stars. The actress turned writer and comedian said flatly, "Yes." The interviewer then proceeded to ask her where she sees Leia all these years later. Since Fisher doesn't have any real insight into the character at this point (and she couldn't tell us even if she did), she jokes, "Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home. [She still has] the bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized." But on a more serious note, Fisher guessed, "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

Since development is still early, there's no telling just how big of a role returning players like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher might play in the new trilogy. Since J.J. Abrams is directing, all this information is being kept under tight wraps. Bringing these three back seems like a no-brainer anyway, even if it's just to kick off the new trilogy with a younger cast. Maybe Disney will be nice and just toss some real news our way. Any small hint of a plot or characters would surely be enough to hold us over for a day or two until we desire more Star Wars news.

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It's a dream come true for us Star Wars fans. Of course I'm not expecting her to run like hell and shoot the bad guys. LOL!

JediBilly on Mar 6, 2013


I agree. The original cast of characters will be treated with dignity by JJ Abrams. They will probably play a part in politics, maybe some version of a Jedi council?! Who knows.

Random on Mar 6, 2013


Or maybe she'll be baking Yoda cookies and serving blue milk while her Jedi kids playing soccer around in her backyard with Artoo Detoo and C-3PO

JediBilly on Mar 6, 2013


at this point it would be Jedi great grand kids.

Mark Webb on Aug 5, 2013


Dream come true for us Star Wars fans? Once the fanboys see that they are not young anymore they will crap on them the same way they crapped on Harrison Ford for lookng his age in the last Raiders. Personally, I think too much will be expected of Hamil, Ford, and Fisher at their age and I feel that Abrams should resist the urge to have a reunion in the movie and simply move the Star Wars story on with new actors an characters.

Hattori Hanzo on Mar 6, 2013


It is a dream come true!!!!! We're not expecting much from Hamill, Ford, and Fisher to play major roles. And we don't give a fuck how old they are or what they'll do! We're not stupid! They will be "passing the torch" to their next generation rather some silly reunion you think it will be!

JediBilly on Mar 6, 2013


No, jiust like you asshole fanboys didn't give a fuck about Ford's age in the last Indianna movie.

Hattori Hanzo on Mar 7, 2013


I would take it or leave it. I'm glad that some OT characters are present, but I hope they're not taking too much screen time.

OfficialJab on Mar 6, 2013


"Princess Leia", will be a politician. Of sorts. I don't think we will be disappointed with what JJ Abrams will do with the original cast if they all get on board. Making more Star Wars films is risky, it is hard to please everyone.

Random on Mar 6, 2013


It sure was. When Star Wars first came out, when there were 0 fans, the expectation was 0. I'll go ahead an say it, "A crappy Star Wars movie is still better to watch than a lot of other good movies...and I'd still rather watch any of them than 'My Dinner with Andre'..."

taboynken on Mar 6, 2013


I'd rather go to dinner with Vizzini than JarJar any day of the week

NicelyBuilt on Mar 7, 2013


I'll start to get excited once some quality actors & actresses are cast.

Eric Spiegel on Mar 6, 2013


Let it begin!

Xerxexx on Mar 6, 2013


I hope her role will be: Queen Leia

TOONFED on Mar 6, 2013


As long as Jar Jar is in it, I can put p with the wrinkly old necks,faces and saggy tits of Hamil, Ford and Fisher. Ford's old man boobs are probably bigger that Fishers now anyway LOL

Andy on Mar 6, 2013


ABC news is running this story, as most know, Disney is the parent company of ABC, me thinks a big official announcement is in the works soon as for the big 3 being cast!

Brad White on Mar 6, 2013


there is.. something in my eye..

Guest on Mar 6, 2013


"Hey, JJ, its me...Hayden Christensen..." "Who? "Hayden, y'know—" "Who is this?" "—Anakin..." "Who?" "You know, Annie! I was wondering if you had room for me in the new—" >>>click<<<

NicelyBuilt on Mar 7, 2013


Yeah, just when you thought it would be a BAD thing to turn into Darth Vader. The only comforting thing about the infamous "nnooOOOOOOOOOoooo!!" is that to me it signifies his end in the franchise. FOR EVAH.

avconsumer2 on Mar 7, 2013


This has been debunked by her PR person and said she was "kidding". Haha! Good one Leia!!

avconsumer2 on Mar 7, 2013


Is the new movie set on a cruise ship?

castingcouch on Mar 8, 2013

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