The J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" news started to slow down for a while, after all the constant back and forth of which actors would be returning. Now Carrie Fisher, who of course portrayed Princess Leia in the original films, once again confirmed that she will be reprising her role in the next installment.
At the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend, Fisher stated:
"I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before. I'm glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I'm really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything."
She also discussed what it was like to choke Jabba the Hutt to death:
"What was his name? Jabba the Hut? I always get his name mixed up with other boyfriends. Oh God, I loved doing that. You know, they ridiculously asked me if I wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba the Hut. Can you imagine? I got to saw that neck off, it was really, really fun and one of the highlights of my career."
Well there you have it folks. This does feel like a pretty solid confirmation that Fisher and the original cast including Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, will be returning. I'm very excited to see how this all unfolds and how Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and crew will choose to reintroduce us to those classic characters.
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