Carrie Fisher back as Princess Leia? Hmm, not so fast

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There seems to be a great disturbance in the Force.

Was Carrie Fisher pulling fandom’s collective legs when she said she’d be returning to the Star Wars universe to reprise her role as Princess Leia?

In a recent interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher gave a simple “yes” when asked to confirm if she’ll be putting on the buns and bikini in the next Star Wars trilogy. Fisher joked that Leia would be elderly and living in an intergalactic old folks’ home but said the princess would “be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”

A publication called Palm Beach Illustrated doesn’t seem like the ideal venue to break such news. But Fisher appeared to give a straightforward answer to the question, albeit sprinkled with her usual sardonic sense of humor.

However, Fisher’s representative may have doused the hopes of Star Wars fans, telling CNN yesterday that she was just joking. “Nothing has been announced,” the rep explained.

Does this mean the princess won’t be leaving her intergalactic old folks’ home for more adventures in a galaxy far, far away?

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