Carrie Fisher recently spoke to The Telegraph about her return to that galaxy far, far away… but, having been sworn to secrecy, there isn’t much she can discuss just yet:
“I have to censor myself, which is not an impulse of mine,” says Fisher, down the line from her home in LA. “It’s literally like D-Day. If the Nazis find out we’re coming…! But I understand. There is just this insane interest. People grew up with these characters, so it’s their childhoods.”
When asked to reprise her role as Princess Leia (The article states that she’s playing ‘Leia Solo,’ but there hasn’t been any official confirmation – Although, it’s probably a safe bet), Fisher didn’t have to think twice. She did, however, have to lose some weight first (35lbs to be exact) – a little hitch that wasn’t at all unfamiliar:
“Well, yeah, they did that on the first Star Wars,” she says. “They always hire not entirely me; they always want me minus anywhere between 10lb and 30lb to 40lb. In this case I’ve been very cooperative. If I could’ve been as cooperative as I am in this situation in relationships, I’d be happily married. But I complied. I’ve learnt over time that you’re not supposed to like everything you do. That was shocking to me, to find that out at, like, 30 years old. Well, OK, if I don’t have to like it then, s—, I can do that.”
It sounds like she’s getting a kick out of being re-united with her former castmates, too:
“I mean, can you imagine if they, 35 years down the line, reassembled Gone with the Wind? Not that I’m comparing them,” she says, with a spiky laugh. “Or reassembled whatever, it’s kind of amazing. Just on the level of, like, what a trip.”
She’s also been lobbying to get Leia’s famous buns back!
“I’m fighting for the buns, but that’s always what I’m doing. I think they should make an appearance if I just walked by a rocket window and I was in buns.
I [originally] thought they were horrible, but I was 19 and I thought they made a mistake hiring me anyway. I thought if I kept very quiet they wouldn’t notice. George [Lucas] did say to me, ‘What do you think of them?’ I said, ‘I think it’s fantastic’ but I did think it was awful.”
One would imagine that most fans would love seeing the buns make an appearance, as well. 🙂
You can read more of the The Telegraph’s interview with Carrie Fisher right here.
Star Wars Episode VII is currently filming and is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.
(Additional sources: Yahoo Movies – UK, photo credit to Riccardo Ghilardi)