'Star Wars 7' Casting News, Rumors: Carrie Fisher plans for London filming schedule, confirms Princess Leia reprisal in 'Episode VII'

By Jon Niles | Mar 10, 2014 12:46 PM EDT
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Carrie Fisher has been claiming for over a year now that she would reprise her role of Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, but not official confirmation from Disney, Lucasfilm or Bad Robot have backed up this statement. Regardless, the actress has apparently been getting back into shape and has even revealed that she'll be staying in London for 6 months because that's where the movie is being filmed.

Fisher is set to appear on FXX's show Legit, which stars comedian Jim Jefferies. While appearing on Sirius XM's Opie and Anthony Show last week, Jefferies said that Fisher was moving to London for the duration of filming the new Star Wars movie.

"She's a funny lady, man," Jefferies said.  "She'll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she's straight on to the vapor. She's had some f*cking hard partying in her life, I tell ya..."

Though it's fun to hear about what kind of a party animal Fisher is, Jefferies got to the more interesting bit soon after.

He said : "She said to me, she goes 'I'm going off to London for six months to film the new Star Wars movie,' right? And I don't think from looking at it, the new Star Wars movie is a direct continuation. It's number 7 but it's not going to be the next day, I'll tell you that much. Maybe she had the same problem the Emperor had, I don't know."

So it looks like Carrie Fisher is at least planning on being in the new Star Wars film, but we still don't have an official confirmation.

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