Carrie Fisher as an 'elderly' Princess Leia? Not so fast
March 6th, 2013
03:00 PM ET

Carrie Fisher as an 'elderly' Princess Leia? Not so fast

Carrie Fisher is open to the idea of joining the cast of Disney's upcoming "Star Wars" films, but that doesn't mean it's a done deal.

While the actress told Palm Beach Illustrated that she's set to reprise her role of Princess Leia, it seems she was pulling someone's leg.

"She was joking," a rep for Fisher told CNN about the star's comment. "Nothing has been announced."

When and if something is announced, though, we'll be interested to see if it falls in line with Fisher's vision of what her character would be like today.

"Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home," Fisher laughed. "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

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  12. nolan

    I love Carrie Fisher. I think its very cuel to make fun of her wieght and mental illness. Shes really an amazing woman. I admire her strength and bravery. Like Princess Leia she has struggled againt evil forces in her own life and Im in her corner hoping she wins. I would love to see her in the new Star Wars films.

    May 1, 2013 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
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  14. Meh

    She was just a glorified extra in a tin bikini

    April 2, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. carrie

    didn't bang him...just looked at him

    April 2, 2013 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. what

    i wonder if she shaves it... (:

    April 2, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  17. Kevin

    Wow. I wonder if anyone has counted the attacks on Carrie Fisher in these threads. No comments on how Mark Hamill's looking these days? So much for all you geek boys out there from 1977 to present day who blather on about George Lucas' visions.

    What a bunch of misogynistic, woman haters. If the character will appear having aged 30 years, then all 3 of them probably look as they should and their characters look. Maybe you should check out some info on her life post-Star Wars, both personally and professionally.

    March 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. whut?

    She looks like Jabba the Hut.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. while she was plotting all day

    i sold 42 tickets on an emergency...and all the ridge crew is visiting the coffee lounge....

    March 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Garth Bock

    Last talk show I saw her on she looked chunky and drunk. I was thinking her part would be Jabba The Huts' sister......

    March 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Redundent---Wait, No....

    that was the thursday morning you are nothing without me speech....thats the one!!!

    March 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. What's your story...

    carrie has the personality and makes things work...

    March 14, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  23. rayray

    You guys ought to read some of the articles where she discusses what she had to do to get in that slave bikini. When motivated she has the work ethic. I am guessing that a contract to appear in the next SW series would be very motivating for her and I have high confidence that she'll do a great job. As much as he was everyone's favorite, Han Solo would not have worked without princess Leia, let's all remember that.

    March 14, 2013 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Redundent--

      is this the mr. hand speech? don't listen too her...she'll be at the show too...

      March 14, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. Next Time It Will Be a Surprise...

    won't tell you

    March 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. johnymac60

    She was hot the first time – she'd be hot again. She is awesome.

    March 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Zooompilot

    Apparently since Return of the Jedi her body has become home to a whole lot of Midichlorians (and pizza).

    March 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. See Me Read....


    March 11, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  28. waynemolina

    If the new movies take place during the New Jedi Order timeline (the most likely choice unless they decide to really botch the canon) then Carrier FIsher is about the correct age for Leia in that time period. I think it would be great to get Mark, Harrison and Carrier back at least for a cameo since they're all around the same age as their characters would be in the timeline, and then it can focus on their children as the protagonists afterwards.

    March 11, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe Smith

      Ah, but who knows how rapidly the aging process proceeds in the Stars Wars epoch? That could introduce the possibility of her, and Luke, and Han, and maybe even Chewbacca (How many Wookie years in a human year?) being alive a thousand years later.

      March 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • han and the princess have fun...

      bye now.

      March 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lisa===long island


    thank your honey!!!

    March 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. The Smearing Game

    went out months need too get with the times

    March 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. I assume

    he has her there for house duties..i guess.

    March 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Brent

    I just hope the next star wars is more edgy oh right its disney I wonder what their (berka's) will look like this time.

    March 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs

      How old was obi wan and he was "inclined" to do battle.

      Come on Leia, weild that light saber (next gen)!

      March 8, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Anne Stewart

      Leia can wield my saber anytime...right up to the hilt...

      March 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sorry Men Friends and the God

    i love you all...but you know had too run with it....xo.

    March 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Foundation

    dab on cheeks next time k?

    March 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  35. dale

    great news! she'll be fine! she's 35 yrs older, get over it youngins. she'll look older, but so what. her hair will be down like in the later scenes, and the makeup and acting coaching they'll receive will make them just like the characters once again.


    March 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. All My Friends

    she looks just like the above picture-they could be twins.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Rancor

    She is starring as Jabba the Hut's obese wife.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sith Lord

    Time has not been very kind to her.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • gen81465

      Then again, it hasn't been kind to Harrison Ford either. It makes me wonder if she might repeat her famous line, "I'd rather kiss a Wookie!" It can still be arranged.

      March 8, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  39. T.

    i'm fine with it - however can you get the woman in the picture above away from me...thanks.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Meh

    Bad journalism at its best

    March 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Hot Carl

    Stick a couple of butt muffins on the sides of her head and she'll look just like Princess Leia!

    March 7, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  42. Hugh Jass

    You do understand that a lot of time has passed since they made STAR WARS? Getting old isn't a sign of weakness or lack of resolution. Something like bad ankles or internal problems can make it really hard to exercise efficiently, and a lot of medicines make you retain water in your tissues and make you look fatter. If you don't know these things, just go on living and you will find them out the hard way.

    March 7, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tug Romney

      I don't care how old she is - I'd still like to see her wearing that Return of the Jedi slave bikini outfit.

      March 7, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  43. this machine

    only has 3 or 4 people talking too themselves on this website...


    March 7, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |


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  45. John

    If Carrie Fisher isn't in it, I'm not going to waste my time with it. She was the best part of the original series. The last 3 (the prequels) were so bad because they didn't have anyone who could act in them. Natalie Portman and whoever played Anakin may have been physically attractive, but they were boring as hell. Young Anakin was one dimensional and a terrible choice for a great multidimensional villain. Samuel L.Jackson was silly as a jedi. Jar Jar Binks was beyond ridiculous. I'm sure Carrie can get in shape for it and act the ass off any of the plastic people they get to pass the "baton" to. What's the point of more Star Wars without any of the originals? The originals are the stars. Not the lightsabers and stupid costumes.

    March 7, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Tug Romney

      Jar Jar Binks was a far better actor than that little kid (Jake Lloyd) who played young Anakin Skywalker in Phantom Menace.

      March 7, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Hartman

      IIRC, both Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are supposed to reprise their roles, as well.

      I would have to disagree with you, though. I think the three original movies were all about Harrison Ford's acting ability, not Fisher's. Ford is the one who pulled it off and didn't make it sound forced. He was also the more experienced actor (Apocalypse Now and American Graffiti).

      March 7, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Greedo

      When the prequels came out, I was psyched and went to see them in the theater. But since they were very underwhelming, I'll probably just wait to see the new movies when them come out on Netflix.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lip Gloss

      I rest my case.

      March 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Ha

    webs let them too taylor and why because she's not good at it

    March 7, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  47. Kraas

    Oh my gods, people get old, big @$#!ing surprise. It'll happen to all of us if we don't die first. personally I'd like her and all the rest of the old cast to be in it, but as minor characters, passing the torch to new heroes. If they can capture the same dynamics the old cast had, and put a new spin on it instead of just recycling, and give them good dialogue & story to work with, and some good practical effects instead of CG overload, these will be good films.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  48. Carrie

    all da way

    March 7, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  49. Carrie's name

    was the first one–who else.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  50. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    She should be cast as Jabba the hutt for the new movies.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  51. Bellie in AL - 3

    we have time to fly in too meet with the company–its almost done–i'm satisfied with the names and then we can move on with the situation.

    March 7, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  52. Plain Jane-That's all it is

    carrie is basically a no personality...if she has bipolar she needs too take her meds...

    March 7, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • GaryEA

      She has been dealing with it for decades. She's not only been taking medications, but she's had to endure shock therapy.

      March 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Un Plug Please...

    Not necessary to go get it.....its giving it too us...focus people.

    March 7, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. Everyone is glued in-geeze...

    she's a putz...stop the bashing...nobody is moving...go away you guys

    March 7, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  55. JoeBobJones

    Please let her be in it! Carrie is fabulous. Lucas and Lucasfilm choices have been worse than horrible from episode 1 forward... Dear old Leia would be a wonderful grounding presence. I want her as fat and jaded as possible.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  56. Onoh

    Puh.leeze. No no no !

    March 7, 2013 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  57. Constantine19901662

    Who the hell is carrie fishing?

    March 7, 2013 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  58. Sokman

    I wouldnt kick a sick puppy, but I would put tape on an ewok's paws to see if it walked funny like a cat does

    March 7, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  59. metalhead65

    if she reprises the role it won't be the same as she was before. she was not an old fat ugly hag the first time around. no amount of cinema magic can make her look the part again and would guarantee the movie will suck worse than anything has sucked before.

    March 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bono

      Blame it on the fact that once the Galactic Empire fell 5,000,000 McDonalds opens up all over the galaxy.

      March 7, 2013 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Taylor

      NO WAY

      March 7, 2013 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      Do you believe Princess Leia would be wearing a metal slave bikini at this point in her life? Seriously? After having children and serving in the Imperial Senate?


      March 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • metalhead65

        of course not but I don't expect her to be a 400lb. ugly psycho either.

        March 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  60. dotheflippin'math

    To everyone criticizing Carrie's weight, may your spouse turn into a Wookie! All of you young "skinnier than thou" people have a big surprise coming to you when you get older. If you haven't developed "humility," you will...if you live long enough, that is.

    March 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  61. dotheflippin'math

    Carrie Fischer is as smart and feisty as ever. If she needs to lose weight for the role, she can do it. She just needs to take care of herself, stick to her (prescribed) meds, and she'll do fine. The cruise ship circuit is not for her – too stressful. She is bipolar, but so are a lot of other people, many of them great artists, actors, musicians, and even scientists and business owners. When they're up, they soar. When they're down, they crash. I think Carrie is great, both on and off the set. What's a few extra pounds? "Look this good, you, at 600 years? I think not!"

    March 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Personally, I think it would be pretty cool to have her in the movie. I don't know what part she'd play, but have her in it regardless. For me, just a nostalgia thing.

      March 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick from the USA

      I would pay to go to that movie just because she was in it.....and I don't go to movies that much!

      March 7, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  62. Too The New Bloggers

    Hank was the code to let everyone know i'm on...

    March 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  63. 1 hour in the bar please...


    March 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  64. kay jamison

    Its sick how many of u make fun of ms. fishers weight problems. if u knew anything u would know that carrie has struggled with bipolar disorder for years and has been brave enough to pubically discuss her horrific struggles. anyone at all knows weight gain is a common side effect of antipsychotics. carries has gone on oprah and demonstrated her courage by discussing some of her more craized times....if u think its funny to make fun of a bipolar person with a weight problem u probably would kick a sick puppy. bravo carrie fisher not only for the chain mail jabba dress but also for ur many postcards from the edge!

    March 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Crazy and a oinker too. She sounds like a real winner.

      March 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Steven_burell

      kay, you took the words right out of my mouth. Most people don't have a clue the toll that anti-psycotics have on your body. I think Carrie is awesome!!!!

      March 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • DanBun

      But it is still disappointing to see how she looks.
      Overweight is not attractive.

      March 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Maul

      Everybody feel sorry for the underprivileged Hollywood star.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • yes

      everyone she looks like the above shot.

      March 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      No more, she's lost weight and she looks *fabulous*! That's an old photo. She looks great again, bless her. I always thought she was beautiful but she does look her best when she's thin.

      March 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kevin

    I think it would be great to see her back in this role. I grew up watching Star Wars, Empire, & Jedi....all during my grade school year. I am part of that generation & I think the original actors would bring back the magic that these last three films didn't have.

    March 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Janine...

    she looks exactly like this woman...

    March 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  67. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I thought her at an aquarium once. Turned out it was just a manatee.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. ssaun

    Two things that never last are fame and a buzz. But, Carrie is still desirable to me.

    March 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  69. mom

    They might need to CGI her down a dress size, bless her heart.

    March 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Donnab

    Where is han solo? Hanging on someone's wall again?

    March 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Red Pison

    Insane Sith Luke Skywalker using his Joker voice please.

    March 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hogan's Goat

      Yes, they have GOT to use that voice for a character somewhere. Something with green hair, a white face, and red lips. Hmmm.

      March 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  72. tb63

    Saw her show recently aboard the MS Eurodam. Tragic.

    March 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hogan's Goat

      Everyone has a bad night once in a while. Staring down a live crowd is very stressful.

      March 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Jabba

    I agree. She looks like Jabba the Hut or Sally Struthers with dark hair. Or an alien eating poooop. Or constipated. Yeah.

    March 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Why do they allow children with learning disabilities to post here?

      March 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Squilliam

      @John Yay, let's make fun of children with learning disabilities. dbag.

      March 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. BlueDestiny

    Props to Carrie, however Leia is a fit Jedi in the canon which followed the film. Really, if there's any notion of portraying an older Leia, need to get to the gym as most actors do, to get ready for such a role.

    March 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |

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