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Fisher say she'll be 'Leia' in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

This April 7, 2011 file photo shows Carrie Fisher at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles. Fisher says she's coming back as Princess Leia for the new "Star Wars" films. The actress confirmed that she'll return as the iconic character in an interview posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013, with Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated. Casting for the films has yet to be announced, but Fisher answered a simple "yes" when asked if she would be reprising Leia. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

January 23, 2014 4:22:48 PM PST
Actress Carrie Fisher is confirming that the rumors are true -- she'll be returning in her role as "Princess Leia" in the new Star Wars movie.

Fisher says she and original co-stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will begin shooting "Episode Seven" with director JJ Abrams in March or April.

Recent reports have suggested the screenplay will center on their characters.

Fisher told TV Guide she'd like to wear her old cinnamon bun hairstyle again, but with white hair.

Episode Seven is due out in time for Christmas 2015.


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