UPDATE 2! Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars: Episode 7.

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BBC Radio Wales’ Wynne Evans spoke with Princess Leia herself – Carrie Fisher, who’s at Hay. They talk about Leia’s legendary outfits, her ‘Star Wars’ diet for the new film, and where she would like to see Leia go in Episode VII…

(May 23, 2014)

From BBC Radio Wales (via digital spy):

Fisher will reprise her role in JJ Abrams’s forthcoming sequel, but admitted that she has “gotten into a lot of trouble” in interviews when discussing the super-secretive project.

“We’re not supposed to talk about it. They’ve made it very secret, like bombing the beaches at Normandy. It felt kind of unnatural not to be able to talk about the film.”

Although Fisher dismissed ever donning Leia’s Return of the Jedi gold bikini again, she spoke more optimistically about revisiting the princess’s memorable hairstyle.

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“I’m fighting for the buns, but that’s always what I’m doing. I think they should make an appearance if I just walked by a rocket window and I was in buns,” she said.

“I [originally] thought they were horrible, but I was 19 and I thought they made a mistake hiring me anyway. I thought if I kept very quiet they wouldn’t notice. George did say to me, ‘What do you think of them?’ I said, ‘I think it’s fantastic’ but I did think it was awful.”

Asked what she would like to see Leia do in Episode VII, Fisher replied: 

“I’ve always said where I want Princess Leia to go just briefly – the shopping planet. We’ve done all these male things with guns and lightsabers, now I think we should go and get our nails done.”


(May 25, 2014)

Another interview with Carrie. From The Guardian:

“We all look a little melted. It’s good to see other melted people,” Fisher told a packed audience at the Hay festival. “And it is good to have us all in a room because it’s unique. I mean, I don’t suppose they have reunions for the Gone With The Wind gang.”

Fisher dropped out of drama school, aged 19, to play Princess Leia in 1977. “We are doing it over again so I can get Princess Leia right this time. I think less British. I looked a little pretentious faking the accent. It was sort of a viral accent – it came and went.”

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“I would rather have played Han Solo. When I first read the script I thought that’s the part to be, always wry and sardonic. He’s always that. I feel like a lot of the time Leia’s either worried or pissed or, thank God, sort of snarky. But I’m much more worried and pissed than Han Solo ever was, and those aren’t fun things to play.” 

Her best moment, she said, was killing the monstrous Jabba the Hutt. “I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt. They asked me on the day if I wanted to have a stunt double kill Jabba. No! That’s the best time I ever had as an actor. And the only reason to go into acting is if you can kill a giant monster.”

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She refused to reveal any details of the new film – “I would get in trouble no matter how I answer that question” – but has some concerns about her hair: “That hairdo can never really be repeated without gales of laughter. I’ve begged them to put the hair back on in grey and just catch me cooking with the hair, like Granny Leia.”
And did she, one audience questioner asked, still have that gold bikini? “Why would I keep a stupid outfit like that, so that years later I could say to you I have it? No, I wear it on special occasions. I’ve got it on underneath this. I wear it always, for luck.”


(May 27, 2014)

And a few more bits from one of JediNews’ readers:

She has done script reading and costume fittings but hasn’t been in front of the camera yet. Her filming for Episode VII will start in a few weeks.

She also avoided answering on how she felt about the prequel trilogy by saying she was in rehab at the time and the hospital was unable to show them.

As a script writer she was asked to evaluate the Episode VII scipt, which she couldn’t comment on for fear of getting into trouble, but did respond with ‘its been written by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams- DO THE MATH.

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82 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars: Episode 7.

  • May 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    The Mallstar? The Market Star?
    That’s no moon. That’s a shopping mall!

    Luke: I can’t find our docking spot!
    Obi-Ghostinobi: Patience. You must learn patience…
    Old Jar Jar: Meesa think ack- *Plowed over by landspeeder*

    I’ll show myself out 😛

    • May 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      enough of the jar jar hate. jeez

    • May 24, 2014 at 4:19 am

      The Jar-Jar hate will never die. Get used to it.

      It’s unfortunate that a character with such wonderful potential was portrayed so horribly. He could’ve been “the Chewbacca” of the PT.

    • May 24, 2014 at 5:37 am

      I agree, it was the script more than anything. I would have been fine with Jar Jar if he wasn’t making the poo poo jokes and stuff. Don’t get me wrong… I love fart humor… but… you know… it’s star wars? Maybe a tad less racist in his depiction as well hahah.

    • May 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

      jar jar is loved by young children…sometimes some people forget star wars is for kids also

    • May 24, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Yeah, but what about the elderly children? Do they fancy Jar-Jar as well?

    • May 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      If ever a character deserved to go down in infamy, it’s Jar Jar Binks!

  • May 23, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    The ruler of said Shopping Planet would be Darth MALL!

  • May 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Someone would complain that a shopping planet is sexist.

    • May 23, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      shopping mall planet is not sexist, but saying that all women belong in such a planet to get their nails done is sexist.

    • May 23, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      First they don’t hire any women, now they imply that they are interested only in shopping!!!

    • May 23, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      No, it DOES NOT imply that women are ONLY interested in shopping.
      It SAYS OUTRIGHT that women are VERY INTERESTED in shopping.
      Which, of course, is quite true. It isn’t “sexist”: it’s an objective observation.
      Now take off your White Knight costume and settle down.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:30 am

      It is a generalization, not discrimination, and therefore not sexist.

  • May 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    For all you OT guys who claim that Episode VII is fine despite the awful 6:1 malee:female ratio, hopefully the words of Carrie Fisher will convince you otherwise. Even she realizes that this film series is leaning too heavily towards the masculine side. She wants to just sit down and get her nails done. I just want to see more scenes where two women have a conversation together.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:31 am

      What about the PT fans that claim Episode VII is fine with a 6:1 ratio?

    • May 24, 2014 at 4:08 am

      I can feel it coming back again,
      like a rolling thunder chasing the wind …

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Yeah, I don’t get that male obsession with WARS. What’s so interesting in guys shooting each other with blasters and fighting with swords. Oooh, my schwartz is longer than yours. Big deal. I want to see women having civil conversations. And breast feeding. Have you noticed there’s no breast feeding in Hollywood films?

    • May 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      why is this even an issue? Should we have more women just to have more women? How about we cast male/female parts according to the needs of the movie. The worst things about movies are when everyone is politically correct: Lets change the race of a known role to suit whites/blacks/asians etc just to please them and not because the story calls for it. Lets make this female/male character the opposite gender to please them not because the story needs it. Everyone needs to get their heads out of their butts and just enjoy the movie and the characters who dwell in them. All this politically correct stuff is getting old. By the way…my kid’s think Jar jar is stupid…their words not mine. Maybe we should make R2 gay since we need a gay robot…yeah sounds stupid right? Not every thing in this world needs to be politically correct.

    • May 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      “How about we cast male/female parts according to the needs of the movie. The worst things about movies are when everyone is politically correct”
      Um, stop treating it like it’s a big deal to have a character female. It doesn’t impact their character one bit. It’s a very simple ask to have a character female. It doesn’t change the plot of the film. If 80% of the cast were female you would be running mad saying how politically incorrect it is.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:22 am

      Okay so then lets change Han’s character to be a female and see how right you are.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:25 am

      and your obviously missing the point. Im saying if the type of character calls for it to be female then cast away…but dont change an established character just to suit some uptight people. I never said females shouldnt be cast in movies at all…you have to actually read what I wrote to understand it I guess. And Im glad you know exactly what percentage it takes for me to go running and claiming what you think I would think. Bravo. Gold star for you.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:26 am

      plus I think women have great roles already…its called lesbian porn.

  • May 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    FFS she was joking around… please go away.. enough, please enough of the sexism thing.

    • May 24, 2014 at 4:05 am

      The only people crying sexism in these comments so far are the ones who deny sexism. They’re just trying to bait people into that argument.

    • May 24, 2014 at 4:09 am


    • May 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

      Yeah it’s unfortunate, I’m trying to stay out of the discussion… because I’m a feminist but see what the other feminists on here say is just nuts. I know they mean well but well meaning people can be the most irritating ones haha.

  • May 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Buns again would be funny- they gotta be careful not to lapse into parody, though..

  • May 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Carrie is mush woman that no other woman is necessary. You RULE Carrie 🙂

  • May 24, 2014 at 12:32 am

    So it’s very secret, hm? Fisher, Hamill or Ford could easily post the entire script online and still get away with it. They are untouchables. They are beyond the rules. There is NO WAY Disney can fire them, whaever they do. JJ needs Leia/Luke/Han, and since the fans would never accept a recast, they are beyond the law. They could hardly even sue them for breaking any non-disclosure agreements they have signed. The fans would hate Disney just for “persecuting” our beloved actors/characters.

    • May 24, 2014 at 12:42 am

      They might only have access to part of the script. Wasn’t it in Empire Strikes back where Mark Hammil said that He didn’t even know he was gonna be Darth Vader’s son until right when they filmed that scene?

      I’d imagine with how secretive they are being that it this will be a familiar scenario.

    • May 24, 2014 at 6:21 am

      I wonder what secrets Abrams will entrust to Hamill this go around, both out of respect for his loyalty to secrecy and tradition.

    • May 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

      There are no doubt clauses in the contract to prevent such things and I would not want to calculate damages for doing it.

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:40 am

    is she drunk or high again? On a serious note, she still has beauty. I’m glad nobody here bagged on her weight

    • May 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Bit rude. She’s always bonkers because she’s bipolar

    • May 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      She’s fat; there, now someone said it. Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill look like chubbier, older versions of their Star Wars characters. She just looks like flabby, nutty old Carrie Fisher.

    • May 24, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Not fat at all, just not skinny.. It’s not either fat or skinny. You can have a middle ground, an average weight. Carrie is in that middle ground and I think we’re so used to seeing skinny Carrie from the 1977 that seeing an average Carrie makes her look fat when she isn’t.

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I’m hoping for Pizza Planet!

  • May 24, 2014 at 4:29 am

    What if…now I’m just saying what if Han Solo was wearing (in the first scene) he has a newly made vest of 100% Jar Jar hide? just saying what if?

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Well thanks @ Viral hide this forum was somewhat civil. Too bad this can’t be like s bar we can just sit around and get drunk… talk about Star Wars and stuff.

    • May 24, 2014 at 6:14 am

      By Star Wars’ standards, if someone loses a hand, it’s still a good night.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      “He’s not worth the trouble”

      Oh man I was wasted when I posted that last night, I don’t even remember haha.

  • May 24, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Broken link for me

  • May 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    A rocket Carrie, really? I’ve always thought that Mark Hamill is the only one of the three that gets Stat Wars, and this confirms it. At the very least he gives enough of a shit about Star Wars to be able to identify what kind of spacecraft are in it.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Oh give me a break. She wasn’t a writer in it. She just played a character in it. Just because she calls a spaceship a rocket doesn’t mean she’s not in tune with star wars. She actually surprises me with how much she knows of Star Wars. Especially with her bad memory with the ECT and everything.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Heh, “rocket”. What a level-headed normal person. SMH 🙂

    • May 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Carrie Fisher is a sad, crazy, bipolar shell of her former self. People automatically assume that she’ll be able to jump right back into the role of Leia Organa, but she won’t. Mark my words, it will be very, very awkward to watch.

    • May 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Well unfortunately Carrie’s bipolar and ect treatments have hit her hard. It’s sad to see and to hear her talk about it, but that’s life and it can happen to freaking awesome people such as Carrie. But to 100% rule out her performance in episode vii is a big statement to make. I actually think it will be fine. Providing JJ does a good number of takes with her and gives her proper direction as to what he wants, I think she will be fine. My biggest worry by far is Harrison. His recent ‘efforts’ when it comes to acting, if you can even call it that, have been catastrophic. Carrie will at least put in effort that’s for sure, the question is whether or not JJ will take the time to find something great from her.

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    See? Even Carrie Fisher realises the despicable way in which women were portrayed in the original trilogy, as stuck up, ugly slaves who are fit for nothing but complaining. Judging from the new cast, JJ shares the same perverted mindset as Pig Lucas.

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      That’s a bit too far. I mean no, women were not ‘portrayed’ badly in the OT. The problem was that there was a pathetic and unjustifiable lack of them. As I say, they were still portrayed well though, Leia being such a strong leader almost made up for the lack of them because she was so badass. I mean she backtalked vader, backtalked tarkin, when she was rescued from the death star she actually seemed pissed off about it rather than crying and blubbering and half naked like most female characters would be. She was a better shot than Han, she was far more clever and head-strong out of Luke and Han, the list goes on and on. Unfortunately she didn’t progress particularly well in Jedi thanks to Richard the director. The guy is quoted as saying that he didn’t like Leia and thought that Leia was a ‘bitch’.. so he shoved her in a bikini for lame 14 year old’s to jack off to. and then to make matters worse Leia didn’t even backtalk Jabba like she did with Vader and Tarkin. In fact, she didn’t even have any fucking lines at all, apart from simply “I’m here”.. Utterly ridiculous. But hey at least she strangled Jabba the hutt to death. That was pretty cool I guess. But yeah, the main problem was the lack of females, not the way they were portrayed, (I mean if we forget the gross objective slave completely-pointless-to-the-plot-bikini thing). So I do agree that the new trilogy needs at least a couple new female leads, I just hope that they’ve simply not been announced yet.

    • May 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      I know lets please all the feminists who cry about everything until its something they dont want to do and we’ll just change every role into a woman, including the droids. I think its sexist that males cant have kids. Men rise up and demand equal birthing options. Feminists are just used up, burned out, ugly, lesbians who couldnt find a mate if they tried. Go cry me a river and sail away.

    • May 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      LOL. Wow, so liking female characters in a film makes me a “used up, burned out, ugly, lesbian who couldnt find a mate if I tried.”??? Wow. Truly brilliant. The logic is just impeccable. Such an articulate comment that you put across.. You do realise I’m a bloke anyway right?

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

      sorry this wasnt directed to you…

    • May 25, 2014 at 5:45 am

      As for ‘changing every role into a woman’, I have sometimes amused myself by imagining a gender-flipped version of A New Hope. Let’s face it, just about the only male characters we are left with are Uncle Beru and Prince … er … Leion? Otherwise it’s just women, women, women as we follow Lucy Skywalker and Hannah Solo in their fight against Darth Vadra (revealed to be Lucy’s mother in the next movie) and the creepy Tarkina, servants of the evil Empress.

    • May 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Oh yes … by the third movie Lucy gets to utter the immortal line: “I’ve accepted the truth that you were once Padme Amidala, my mother.”

    • May 25, 2014 at 6:01 am

      It’s funny how no one complains that all the villains are white males.

    • May 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      The one iconic one was voiced by a black male, although I would like to see more women and non-whites playing villains, too.

  • May 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Wait a minute…omg what if jar jar turns out to be the bad guy

    • May 25, 2014 at 5:29 am

      The yellow eyes are a dead give-away, of course. He is deep inside the Dark Side of the Force.

      We can assume that he was acting as Palpatine’s secret agent the whole time. He was spying on the Jedi from the moment they arrived on Naboo. By pretending to be silly and clownish he deliberately made sure the Gungans lost the battle against the droid army.

      And in Episode II, who arranged for Palpatine to receive emergency powers? I rest my case.

  • May 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    First picture of Daisy looking as a jedi, its supposed to be from the costume fitting in pinewood, my friend works there, he send me this telling it was actual footage


    It looks like daggobah or some dark side of force place

    • May 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Nice, they have real lightsabers in the fitting room. 🙂

    • May 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      I actually did this fan art, i wish she looked like this in the movie…

    • May 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Ugh please let double edged lightsabers die with the prequels. I mean Grievous had 4 lightsabers for f**k sake. And he LOST. The prequels just lost the magic and believeability surrounding the lightsabers. The OT had a lightsaber vs a lightsaber and then let the better man win. No gimmicks.

    • May 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

      No double lightsabers, please. It opens us up to those uneven 2-on-1 lightsaber fights so prevalent in the prequels.

  • May 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    There´s a lot to discuss in this topic – where to start? Right – Carrie and company….since the beginning I said it´s a wrong step to have Han, Leia and Luke in the new movie. Why? Well, I always wanted to remember them young and fresh, and was wery happy with the they lived happyli ever after line. But it couldn´t end this way – now we´ll see an old, fat bipolar Leia, which ruins my 80.s fantasies…We will see a bad looking Ford and in every frame we will know that this guy HATES Han Solo and Star Wars (still don´t know what the hell is he doing in it)…..The PT did the nostalgia mistake, Cristall Scull did the nostalgia mistake – and look how it ended…What´s wrong with all new characters and make the movies in the way of OT and everybody´s happy…ok, step two – sexism, racism, political correct….I know that in almost every single US movie there has to be a sidekick of different color, there has to be black, asians.. (now look at Esgaroth – the Lake Town from Smaug – whre absurdity of political correct took us). In Europe we make movies based on stories, original scripts, and we make it that ways, no adding different colors or more or less women just because we want to be politicaly correct. That happens only in US movies. I´ve been in the USA and guess what – I´ve seen black people mostly as sellers in supermarkets and shopping malls, I took a bus and it was full of black beople….I´ve seen groups of black people and groups of white people, but no mixed groups. And in american movies I see mixed pals, black people in high rank as managers and stuff like that….best black and white friends….and I think all this is just to be political correct – in every group of friends there is always one black, one asian and possibly one hispanic person….is this a mirror of truth? I know that it is very unpopular to talk about it, to write about it because it makes you automaticaly racist, which I´m not, believe me, at all. But taht leads in the next thing sexism…I can´t believe there are women who are saying there is just one female and six guys blah blah blah…I have many girl – friends star wrs fans and none of them didn´t even think of the sexism issue 🙂 I think that race or sex problems have people who have their our personal problems and likes to argue about everything…

    • May 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Not wanting a character in a film due to refusing character development because you want to remember them at a younger age is just a limited subjective opinion not something that will impact the film. The PT did not do the nostalgia mistake. They did the poorly written and directed film mistake. Crystal skull did not do the nostalgia mistake. It did the poorly written and directed film mistake. I mean Shia Lebuf swinging on vines with monkey’s? It was terrible. It had nothing to do with nostalgia. It could have been amazing if it was written well, and Episode vii will be amazing if written well. Judging something before you’ve seen it because you’re not willing to see characters in a different light than they were in the 80’s is silly, and ironically, THAT is falling into the nostalgia mistake.

    • May 28, 2014 at 6:09 am

      c’mon. A main reason why it was poorly written and directed was because of nostalgia. Otherwise they wouldn’t have had old Indiana Jones trying to cover as the 1980’s Indiana. They would have treated his character more delicately and aged him properly. Swinging around in the warehouse with the ark at the beginning was ridiculous and totally trying to recapture/connect the magic of the Raiders.
      They should have let it die and started anew with an old Indiana Jones that acted old…

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Look, with this whole “sexism” thing, I’m reminded of the Thanksgiving episode of “Cheers” where everyone’s gathered around Carla’s table while the food’s being doled out and Cliff turns to Frasier and says: “Hey, Doc, this is the way it should be, huh? The women servin’ it up & the men eatin’ it up!” And he’s right. Women, AS IS THIER NATURE, are weak, emotionally high-strung creatures who love to engage in frivalous activities like shopping & getting thier nails done. Quite frankly, I bet Carrie would feel more at home & more comfortable if, during breaks in filming, she was walking around the set placing platters of food in front of everyone: like Black Forest Stew (garlic-infused pork with onions, mushrooms & dumplings) or something like that. With a crackling cold wheat cradt beer to warsh it all down with.

    • May 28, 2014 at 3:58 am

      Y’know, this guy makes a lotta sense, this guy does.

    • May 28, 2014 at 4:00 am

      Gee, thanks Bitchtits! At least SOMEBODY appreciates genius around here ….

    • May 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Speaking of getting nails down, you could most likely do with a good manicurist. Your knuckles must be scraped raw by now!

  • May 28, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Obiwan doesn’t have a biracial daughter: his daughter is Ashoka Tano, the only Jedi to survive order 66.

    Ashoka turns to the dark side, being Anakin’s apprentice. That’s the big surprise and the full circle.

    The person who did Ashoka’s voice was astonished at Ashoka’s future . . .

    That’s why the clone wars are now canon.

    • May 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Ahsoka is not Obi-wan’s daughter. she isn’t event the same species as him…

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