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Thursday 28 May 2015

Fisher to reprise Star Wars role

Carrie Fisher has said she will be back as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher has said she will be back as Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she is set to reprise the role of Princess Leia in a new Star Wars film.

The US actress played the character in the original Star Wars trilogy and she told Palm Beach Illustrated she would be starring as her once again.

Three new Stars Wars movies are in the pipeline after creator George Lucas sold his company to Disney in a £2.5 billion deal, starting with the upcoming Episode 7, and it has also been reported that some stand-alone films set in the Star Wars universe are being planned.

Carrie, 56, didn't confirm which movie she would be in, but asked whether she would be reprising the role of Leia, she replied: "Yes."

Asked what the character would be like now, she laughed: "Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home."

She went on: "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

There has been plenty of speculation about whether the original stars would take part in the new films, and earlier this year the Latino Review claimed that Harrison Ford, 70, was due to return as Han Solo.

Last month Mark Hamill, who starred as Luke Skywalker, told Entertainment Tonight he had also been in talks about a comeback.

"They're talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested," he said. "He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts, they would write us out. I can tell you right away that we haven't signed any contracts."

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