Carrie Fisher to return as Leia in new 'Star Wars' films?

Actress says she'll reprise the role that made her famous; then quips about Princess Leia in an intergalactic old folks' home, still sporting the dual hair buns and the Jabba the Hutt bikini. Perhaps it was all a leg-pull.

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Update, March 7 at 9:18 a.m. PT: A representative for Fisher says she was just joking about signing up for a future Star Wars film and that nothing has been announced. You can read our full story on that here .

The Force seems to be growing stronger with the upcoming new "Star Wars" films.

Actress Carrie Fisher will return to a galaxy far, far away to play the role of Princess Leia in the next "Star Wars" movie.

In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher gave a simple "Yes" when asked to confirm whether she'll reprise the role of Princess Leia.

So what would the princess be like in the new saga?

From Fisher's wry point of view, Leia would be elderly and living in an intergalactic old folks' home but still sporting the same infamous hairdo from the first film and the bikini from the third one.

"The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome," Fisher said. "At sundown, she thinks that she's 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized."

That vision may not quite jibe with what director J.J. Abrams has in mind, so the actress added that she thinks Leia would "be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

Rumors have popped up that Harrison Ford will also return to the "Star Wars" universe to reprise the role of Han Solo. And what of Luke himself?

Mark Hamill said last month that George Lucas has spoken to the main cast to see if they'd want to reprise their roles. Hamill also revealed that Lucas would not recast any of the roles and would simply write out the character of any actor who declined to return.

The new "Star Wars" saga is due to soar into theaters in 2015. Lucasfilm owner Disney is reportedly prepping a series of standalone films to focus on individual characters along with a whole new trilogy.

 

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