So the new Star Wars movie will be released by Disney in 2015, but will we see the same old cast as we have in the original trilogy? At least Carrie Fisher has confirmed her role in the new film as Princess Leia. She is the first actor to publicly announce her starring in the Star Wars: Episode VII and its successors. Mark Hamill talked about returning to play Luke, and Harrison Ford remains silent on the matter.
Star Trek’s JJ Abrams is directing the new film, and Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt is the writer behind it.
Fisher was only 19 when the first Star Wars movie was out, and she went through a cocaine addiction in the late 70s which was extremely exposed through the media, she’s also confessed to taking cocaine while starring in the movie “The Empire Strikes Back” later on in the 80s. She wrote a novel about it named “Postcards from the Edge”, which became a movie later in the 1990, and got nominated for an Oscar. Her career changed course in the late 80s as she focused on comedy by acting in “When Harry met Sally”, and “The Burbs”, then went on to work as a comedian and script editor, she also voiced the character Angela in the famous TV comedy series Family Guy.
In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher was asked a few questions about her character in the new film, to which she jokingly replied that she’ll be “in an intergalactic old folks’ home… I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”: She also mentioned a few new projects she’s been working on, including a musical and a new book series.
What about her old hairdo and her popular metal bikini? Fisher lightheartedly answered: “Probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized,” she said.