Carrie Fisher dusts off THAT bikini for Star Wars VII
Princess Leia rescued from 'intergalactic old folks' home'
Carrie Fisher has confirmed she'll be resurrecting Princess Leia for the forthcoming Star Wars VII, teasing that fans will once again be treated to 'the bagel buns and the bikini' which defined the character.
This is the princess you're looking for
Asked to describe Leia today, some 30 years after she appeared in Return of the Jedi, 56-year-old Fisher classified her as "elderly". She added: "She's in an intergalactic old folks' home."
Despite her advancing years, Leia would "be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle", Fisher said.
Star Wars VII, helmed by JJ Abrams, is due for release in 2015. Fisher will be joined on the big screen by Mark Hamill, who'll reprise his role as Luke Skywalker. If Tinseltown rumours are correct, Harrison Ford will also make an appearance as Han Solo. ®
When 400 years old she is, look so good, she will not...
Perhaps not a spring chicken, but I think Carrie Fisher still looks pretty damn hot. If they age Leia to match the actress, she will still be able to get a few pulses racing.
Mine's the dirty old mac, with the suspicious stains down the front ....
Re: I read the book ...
"Strange morals they have in a galaxy, far far away."
Funny, that, considering the movie was made in a time when moral and political ramifications weren't the be-all-and-end-all of what should be in a movie. Things were simpler then. You had good guys and you had bad guys. Bad guys do bad things, good guys get together and fight them, bad guys die, flee, or repent, and everyone lives happily ever after, or at least until the sequel.
These days a movie maker has to consider all the moral and political implications of every little thing, because otherwise some nitpicker somewhere will be offended and make a huge song and dance about it...