Carrie Fisher says she will reprise her famous role as Princess Leia in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that they will release Star Wars films based on individual characters. Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt is writing the first new Star Wars screenplay, which J.J. Abrams will direct.
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Fisher confirmed her participation in an interview with the Palm Beach Illustrated. She imagines the updated version of her character might be a little less inclined to wage war. "[I think she's] elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home," Fisher joked. "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."
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And as for the character's signature hairdo?
"[She'll still have] the bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome," Fisher said. "At sundown, she thinks that she's twentysomething. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized."
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