While some people may only know Carrie Fisher for her role in Star Wars, some may not remember her novels and other movies that she has been a part of. Some may think she hasn’t done much since Star Wars would need to get a reality check. Not only has she been an award winning author, with one of her books being turned into a movie, she has done some other acting roles in pop culture films, like When Harry Met Sally.
Recently Fisher, along with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, have been thrusted back in the spotlight with their possible return to the Star Wars franchise with the release of Episode VII coming in 2015. Depending on which media report you are listening to, Ford may/may not be back as Solo, but we know for sure that Fisher will be returning.
Speaking with Palm Beach Illustrated, she confirmed flatly that she will be returning as the iconic Princess Leia Organa in J.J. Abrams sequel. Of course, when asked what she thinks Leia would be like today, she answers with her famed sense of humor. “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.”
When asked if Leia is still wearing the “bagel buns”? Fisher replies, “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.”
While Hamill has admitted openly that he has begun negotiations in regards to returning as Luke Skywalker, it will be interesting to see the old crew back together. I think it is more fitting to bring them on to usher in the new story they are about to tell and not pretend they don’t exist. Kind of like what the old Battlestar Galactica did when they did Galactica 1980.
I know we are only a couple of short years away from seeing a sequel that will make millions of dollars and hopefully restore the vestige that was the Star Wars Universe. However, in my opinion, George Lucas set the bar so low that Abrams can do nothing but succeed. My only concern about Fisher returning to Star Wars is the fear she will put that gold bikini back on.
*UPDATE* – I sincerely hate doing updates. However, this is worth pointing out that a representative for Carrie Fisher told CNN today that she was, in fact, kidding about coming back to Star Wars. Nothing is confirmed at this point, but that she was simply joking about it. You figure you wait long enough someone will debunk it or not, however, they needed more than a day to stop the nerd sites from reporting it. Way to get her back into the news cycle, guys.