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Carrie Fisher jokes about playing 'Princess Leia' once more in new Star Wars film

March 7, 2013 7:31am
(Updated 10:04 a.m.) Actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia Organa in the original trilogy, said she would reprise her role in the next "Star Wars" movie due to come out in 2015. But Fisher's representative later clarified that the actress was only joking, and nothing had been announced yet.
 
Fisher, in an interview with PalmBeachIllustrated.com, said she will be in "Star Wars: Episode VII," which will be directed by J.J. Abrams.
 
"Yes," she said when asked if she can "confirm whether you'll reprise the role of Princess Leia."
 
Queried on what she thought Princess Leia would be like today, she said, "Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home," and laughed.
 
"I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle," she added.

Just joking

Fisher's representative later told CNN that the actress was only joking. "Nothing has been announced," the representative said.
 
Fisher also told PalmBeachIllustrated.com that she is planning to write another book and "working somewhat on a musical."
 
A separate article on Mashable noted Harrison Ford, who also starred in the original sequel, has been rumored to appear in the 2015 film and may reprise his role as Han Solo.  — ELR/CGL, GMA News



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