March 7, 2013 10:27
Carrie Fisher says she was joking about 'Star Wars' return
'Nothing has been announced,' says a representative for the Princess Leia actress
Carrie Fisher has insisted she was "joking" when she apparently confirmed her return to Star Wars during a recent interview.
When asked by Palm Beach Illustrated whether she will reprising her iconic role as Princess Leia in Disney's new Star Wars movie, Fisher responded with a simple, "Yes."
Asked what Princess Leia would be like today, Fisher replied: "Elderly. She's 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."
However, the actress's representative has now spoken out to clarify these comments, telling CNN: "She was joking. Nothing has been announced."
Fisher is believed to be interested in playing Leia again, though, and her old Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill recently revealed he and the other original actors are in talks to return. It was even reported last month (February) that Harrison Ford has already signed a contract.
The new Star Wars movie is being helmed by JJ Abrams, director of this year's Star Trek Into Darkness and co-creator of Lost. Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt has been hired to pen the script and Disney is aiming for a 2015 release.
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