Carrie Fisher: We are Expected to Start Working on Episode 7 in March or April!

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Carrie Fisher is famous with her sense of humor so it really makes you wonder if she was serious when she said that. I guess we’ll find out pretty soon…



From tvguide (via JediNews):

Before she reprises her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher is putting in some TV time. The actress will play Angela Greenberg, an aggressive comedy-development exec.

Fisher will also appear on the Jan. 30 episode of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, with fellow Star Wars vet James Earl Jones (the voice of Darth Vader). 

As for the next Star Wars film, Fisher says she, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are expected to report to work in March or April. “I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again โ€” but with white hair,” she says. “I think that would be funny.”

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I don’t know if the image above that tvguide posted is recent but Carrie looks very good in it. Can’t wait to see her TV appearances.
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58 thoughts on “Carrie Fisher: We are Expected to Start Working on Episode 7 in March or April!

  • January 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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    I wonder if a word of it is true.

    • January 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm
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      It’s a lie! It’s all a lie!! There wont be a star wars 7 its just a myth!!

    • January 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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      what are you talking about star wars 7 script is ready

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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      this was sarcasm ๐Ÿ˜€

    • January 31, 2014 at 9:12 am
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      lol

  • January 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm
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    Why doesn’t Disney stop all the BS and confirm the big 3 – no reason to hang around now the script is finished so come the F on Disney and confirm them !!!……….

  • January 21, 2014 at 4:49 am
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    Everyone is missing the most important thing here. Are Carrie and Mark still fat pigs or have they finally lost weight? I mean, I’m not sure if Fat Luke and Fat Leia will work.
    There should be a stipulation in their contracts stating if they are fat at the time of filming, they won’t be in Episode 7.
    (btw, I’m not against fat people so don’t start crying, I’m just saying Fat Luke and Leia kind of loses the appeal and drama you know.)

    • January 21, 2014 at 8:21 am
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      “btw, I’m not against fat people”

      Aside from referring to them as ‘pigs’?

    • January 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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      “btw, I’m not against fat people so don’t start crying, I’m just saying Fat Luke and Leia kind of loses the appeal and drama “
      Yeah, only to you. You are CLEARLY ‘against fat people’. I agree that they need to get in shape a bit, but calling them pigs? You pathetic idiot..

    • January 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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      I happen to know that they have , indeed been working out , and when i saw Hamill last year in a personal appearance, he looked like he’s a bit of “work” done. Btw, your an ass. i think having an age appropriate physical appearance would be fine.

    • January 22, 2014 at 3:33 am
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      i guess no one has seen luke and leia recently… they lost alot of weight from working out the past year. They both look great, and whats even greater is that JJ Abrams is not shooting film in CGI crap or Imax yak. It will be 35mm film. More real life to it just like the originals but with better quality. I know this film will be great. The script was in works for the last year and Kasdan and Abrams making changes, unlike what episode 1 2 weeks script was. So we know the story will be great. And with all the great power players of writers, director, producers, etc. This film might be the best SW film ever. If movie fans want the best, taking your time on the project is the best way to do it. Not rush into things like they did with the prequels script and acting. So be patient SW fans, i know this part 7 will have great memories and ressurect the Star wars dynasty.

    • January 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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      I agree with what your saying Episode 7 will be great May the Force be us all sith 33

  • January 21, 2014 at 5:13 am
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    Have there ever been fat Jedi in the movies or the EU? If yes, who? If not, would it be frowned upon if there were?

    • January 21, 2014 at 5:57 am
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      There are no fat Jedi. They are sponsored by Weight Watchers.

    • January 21, 2014 at 7:40 am
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      haha, what if she would have the same hairstyle in ep.7 as in ep.4 & then the same in ep. 8 as in ep.5 & the same in ep.9 as in ep.6 ๐Ÿ˜€

      probably not, but it would be cool to see her in the cinnamon buns in one scene , just for the sake of it, for example: in the final scene ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:13 am
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      or what if she would have the same outfit as in jabbaspalace

    • January 22, 2014 at 4:12 am
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      Yes there was a overweight jedi. It was Ferus Olin. If you do not know who that is, look him up on wookiepedia. I’m sure there are more, that is just one that came to mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 21, 2014 at 11:53 am
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    I think they need to be fighting fit if they are going to be in it. I would love to see the original cast return, but a fat old Luke and Leia would just be depressing..especially Luke, he would have been a fit disciplined old jedi. I doubt very much that Disney/Abrams would let fat SW happen- a lot of money riding on this. They will be fit by time of filming is my guess.

    • January 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm
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      I guess we’ll see if Carrie’s been making any progress when she makes her TV appearances.

  • January 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    It is no secret that Hamill and Fisher have been getting into shape over the last few months. I am not concerned about their image or physical fitness for Ep7.

    What I am concerned about is how wonky Fisher’s eyes look in that first photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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    Carrie is known for being humorous in interviews and I’m sure she gets a laugh out of fan reactions to anything Star Wars related being said by anyone who was formerly involved in Star Wars, but she could be referencing something Abrams or Kennedy said to her last time they spoke about episode 7. She might not be aware of their new plans to start filming in May. Either way, Disney has to do some cast announcements sooner or later. With the script being finished there’s no reason to hold back on publicity.

    • January 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm
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      You know, with the last-minute screenplay rewrite that Abrams and Kasdan reportedly did, I’m wondering if they even have all of the cast in place yet. If that’s the case, I could see them holding off on any casting announcements until they have their leads chosen.

      Honestly, I don’t care that much when we find out who’s playing whom, as long as they choose a strong ensemble cast. That’s how Lucas hit it out of the park with the original trio, and that’s what Abrams needs to do in casting the new characters.

      IMHO, that’s one place where Lucas went badly off the rails with the PT. Starting Anakin off as a small child and then recasting him for the second film killed his opportunity to cast Obi Wan, Padme and Anakin as an ensemble. And really, the three of them never felt that much like a team, even when the story called for it.

      Episode VII needs to get back to that ensemble feel. We’ll already have that with Mark, Carrie and Harrison, and hopefully Abrams and company are taking their time to ensure that the new, younger characters also have that chemistry happening.

      We’ll get casting announcements eventually.

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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      Filming is in May. But they often do rehearsals before shooting. So that could fit.
      I wouldn’t be surprised the cast is done for some days or weeks by now. I can hardly imagine they’re going to tell people they must be available just some weeks before filming. They could have other commitment by the time.

  • January 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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    And yes, the original cast members are going to be older and probably a bit thicker in the middle than they once were. That’s just the way life goes, and as long as their characters aren’t written as though they’re still 25 or 30 years old, I see no problem with it.

    After all, Alec Guinness wasn’t exactly out there modeling Speedos when he first played Obi Wan in the original film, now was he? Not everything in Star Wars has to revolve around svelte post-adolescents. No, Leia won’t be rocking the ol’ metal bikini, and Luke won’t be the wide-eyed young hero that we first knew him as. And Han will be a grizzled old space pilot. And they’ll be passing the torch to the new, younger cast.

    Again, not seeing the problem here.

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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      People have been complaining about their age and current lack of physical prowess for too long now. I see no problem in it either. As of right now we’re in the maikings of a new classic trilogy.

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm
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      “Old People Aren’t Young People! Film At Eleven!”

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm
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      Exactly. I think I’m just going to ignore people moaning about how their age and looks are going to be so tragic because they obviously have no idea what they’re talking about.

    • January 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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      i´m looking forward to see them old & wise, passing on their wisdom & knowledge to new generations , teaching all sorts of young people (not only their on kids) Luke & Leia´s teaching is pretty obvious (or imagineable at least) but i wonder what kind of mischief Han Solo has to teach the younglings ๐Ÿ˜€

  • January 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm
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    ummm… they are supposed to be “old” at this point in the storyline… that’s what happens to everyone, even in Star Wars… you get old after a while. Mark and Carrie will be just fine come shooting. Harrison is ALWAYS in great shape and looks phenomenal. And that is not to be “phenomenal for his age”, many people 20 years younger than him don’t look as good and physically fit. So stop worrying about how good or bad everyone will look. The story is amazing… trust me… you will see ๐Ÿ˜‰

    who am “I” is the real question… thanks “anonymous” profile… cheers!

    • January 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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      JJ, is that you? George? God?

    • January 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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      I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said, however I should point out that Han Solo isn’t necessarily an integral character.

    • January 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm
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      ooooooo. the comments of this blog is really starting to get interesting! This anonymous person is really starting to heat things up!

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm
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      Han Solo isn’t an integral character? It’s Star Wars, and it’s Han friggin’ Solo, fer cryin’ out loud! How much more integral can you get? ;^)

      Seriously, we’re not talking about some fan-favorite side character here. Not only is Han one of the core characters from the OT, but presumably by the time of Episode III he’s fathered at least one member of the Skywalker line. I would assume that whatever relationship he has with his kid (or kids) will have at least some relevancy to their character development.

      That said, I really find myself hoping that we’ll get to see Han go out in the blaze of glory that Harrison wanted him to go out in when they were making ROTJ. That could be a very powerful scene if it’s done right.

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm
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      “Han Solo isn’t necessarily an integral character”

      Have you ever seen the original trilogy?

    • January 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm
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      i wonder if Chewbacca (if he is in it) will have some grey hairs in his face? maybe on his upper lip & above his eyes.

      I don´t know if wookiees get grey hairs. -Do they? Anyone?

    • January 22, 2014 at 1:21 am
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      I think Wookies live for about 800 years or so. I don’t imagine he would have aged much

  • January 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    the Bountyhunter armour or the goldbikini? I wouldn´t mind seeing the bountyhunter suit again, with the weirdest language yet in the star wars universe, “jatee, jatee, jotoo” means different things every time she says it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • January 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm
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      I’m not sure if there’s any good reason for her to use the Boushh suit again. The only reason she wore it in the first place was to successfully sneak into Jabba’s palace and rescue Han, but then again, we really don’t know what her position will be in the new movies so I guess there is a possibility.

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm
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      yeah, i know, i just love that suit ๐Ÿ™‚ (it was also my first action figure as a kid) it would serve no purpose to bring it back

      ps. the original post was a response to a comment earlier in the thread, but somehow it ended down here (maybe i forgot to push the “reply” button ?)

      @viralhide: I have also experienced some problems with the site

    • January 21, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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      Understandable. It might be cool to see the real Boushh appear in the Fett spin off, if they’re planning on having other bounty hunters play a part in the movie as well.

    • January 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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      @ viral hide: sometimes the site jumps up, when in the commentary section & when writing some words (in small letters) the first letter changes to a capital (& becomes blue when posted) & you have to go back and change it back.

      Also the time on the post is not correct sometimes, -could it be because i´m in europé? One time i posted at 09 & it became 10 on the post
      Sometimes I have problem loading the articles (but that could also be my crappy computer) ๐Ÿ˜€

      Hope you found the info helpful, Best Regards: J from Sweden

    • January 22, 2014 at 7:40 am
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      Sorry for your issues. Most of these are problems with blogger and I hope they will be fixed. The time of the posts depends on how I set it. Until now it was +2 GMT (my time zone). Now I changed it to London’s time zone. It’ll be easier that way, after all the movie will be shot there. I hope that the problems with articles not loading are not very often. It could be irritating.

    • January 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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      @viral hide: but overall it is working good, just minor glitches & nothing that really botters me, since this is my favourite starwars7 site/blog ๐Ÿ™‚ also the anonymus option makes things interesting (as someone pointed out: there could possibly be people involved in the movies posting here) that ads a little star wars mystique, because we will never find out ๐Ÿ˜€

      About problem with loading articles: it does not happen so often & it could also be on my end, my computer & internet connection is not the best..

      Whatever problems in the future I don´t think we the bloggers let it get to us to much, because we love this site ๐Ÿ˜‰ speculating is about all we can do in this looooong wait for the movie & it is very fun, keeping us occupied & now there are so many new things every week!

  • January 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm
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    I just read that filming actually won’t start until May, so they still have 3 months. A friend of mine once lost 100 pounds in 3 months.

  • January 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm
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    we will soon se Carrie (& James Earl Jones) in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” then we will see what shape she is in

  • January 22, 2014 at 1:52 am
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    It would be nice if Disney would just confirm something. Big 3, any actor, anything…

  • January 22, 2014 at 7:32 am
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    I am excited to see geriatric star wars! Can’t wait to see the original trio pass the torch after blue darting with it!

  • January 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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    It won’t be some half assed piece of crap- Disney has millions and millions of dollars invested- it will be sophisticated and top notch, the best that really smart people can come up with. Here’s to the return of ‘the hooded one’..a misty moon, a forrest at night, and good vs pure evil somewhere in the darkest reaches of space..

  • January 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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    Carrie is looking very good theses days… just an FYI

  • January 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm
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    She will Carrie this movie saga forward and look great doing so… Go Princess

  • January 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm
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    Don’t worry, Luke, Han, and Leia have been working with their P90X Trainer Droids.

  • January 24, 2014 at 7:43 am
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    Don’t get cloned or the galaxy will be filled with beautiful ladies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 24, 2014 at 7:45 am
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    If I were you Carrie I would be mad at the Tarkins. They deserve whatever Wrath you give them. Wrath of the Princess or The Princess Wrath.

  • January 24, 2014 at 7:46 am
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    Don’t get cloned or the galaxy will be filled with beautiful ladies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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