NEW YORK Carrie Fisher says shes coming back as Princess Leia for the new Star Wars films.
The actress confirmed that shell return as the iconic character in an interview posted Wednesday with Floridas 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.
The Walt Disney Co. is producing a new Star Wars trilogy to take place after George Lucas original three space epics. J.J. Abrams is directing the first film.
The 56-year-old Fisher joked that Leia is now at an intergalactic old folks home. More seriously, she imagines Leia is just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.
A representative for Disney didnt immediately comment.