We've known the new trilogy will see the return of classic characters, but so far we haven't had any cement information. Mark Hamill said he's in talks, and Harrison Ford hasn't confirmed the rumor yet. But now the Alderaan Princess flat-out says yes, she'll be back.
Actress Carrie Fisher confirmed her return during an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated. Aside from the confirmation, she only gave a few sarcastic answers, so don't get your hopes up for any new story info.
Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?
What do you think Princess Leia is like today?
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.
And still wearing the bagel buns?
The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.
If you're a fan of the character, I highly recommend checking out the new STAR WARS comic. It's only on issue #2 and tells a new (and rather awesome) story with the original trilogy's key cast.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams. Viners, are you happy to see Fisher come back to the franchise?
Source: Palm Beach Illustrated