Carrie Fisher Confirms Her Return As Princess Leia In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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I’m starting to think we might as well have a weekly roundup column dedicated to Star Wars news and rumors…

While the world waits to find out whether or not Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will reprise their roles in the Star Wars franchise when JJ Abrams takes the helm for Epsiode VII in 2015, another key performer from the original series has confirmed her plans to return.

Speaking with Palm Beach Illustrated, Carrie Fisher was blatantly asked her connection to Star Wars: Episode VII with the question, “Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?” She replied, “Yes.”

When asked how Leia is doing these days, Fisher responded “Elderly. 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.”

While it’s likely the confirmed return of Fisher increases the likelihood of Hamill and Ford returning, I feel it’s important to stress that neither actor has confirmed plans to return at this time. Hamill is reportedly open to the idea, and there have even been rumors that Ford may have signed on, but nothing is set in stone.

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