Carrie Fisher: Princess Leia Will Be Back— and 'Elderly'
Confirms role in upcoming 'Star Wars' movies
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2013 9:45 AM CST
This file publicity image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows Harrison Ford, as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher, as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill, as Luke Skywalker, in "Star Wars."   (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, File)

(Newser) – Excellent news, Star Wars fans: Princess Leia will live to see another day. In a recent interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Carrie Fisher confirms that she will reprise the iconic role in the new films coming from Disney. Fisher pictures Leia as "elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home," she jokes. "Slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle." But of course, still wearing "the bagel buns and the bikini," Fisher says, "because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized."

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Imhotep
Mar 9, 2013 11:59 AM CST
If their going to depict her as someone in an old folks home suffering from dementia I hope they at least say she's 300 years old. Not the most flattering of roles to play.
Circusdog
Mar 8, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Couldn't they just move her consciousness into an ultra hot fembot character...that way Carrie could just to a voice over!
G.O.P.
Mar 7, 2013 6:17 AM CST
The original Druish Princess. I hope they find a way to work Jar Jar Binks into the plot, perhaps as her love interest.