It's been 30 years since Carrie Fisher has been a part of the Star Wars universe, and it's so cool that she's going to be involved with the franchise again with J.J Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. While talking to an audience during an appearance at the "Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts," she talked about her plan to get her character right this time, killing Jabba, and how she would much rather be playing Han Solo in the movie.
“I would rather have played Han Solo. When I first read the script I thought that's the part to be, always wry and sardonic. He's always that. I feel like a lot of the time Leia's either worried or pissed or, thank God, sort of snarky. But I'm much more worried and pissed than Han Solo ever was, and those aren't fun things to play."
Rumor has it that Han is going to have a big role in the new movie, which is one of the reasons why she thinks it would be so fun to play. Fisher goes on to talk about her experience killing off Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi.
"I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt. They asked me on the day if I wanted to have a stunt double kill Jabba. No! That's the best time I ever had as an actor. And the only reason to go into acting is if you can kill a giant monster."
When asked about details on her character Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, all she said was:
“I would get in trouble no matter how I answer that question,” she joked when asked for details, although she admitted that she wanted the famous bun hairdo back for the new movie. “I’ve begged them to put the hair back on in grey and just catch me cooking with the hair, like Granny Leia."
She concluded by saying that doing Episode VII will give her the chance to correct something about her original performance, and get the character right this time.
“We are doing it over again so I can get Princess Leia right this time. I think less British. I looked a little pretentious faking the accent. It was sort of a viral accent – it came and went.”
Whatever she does with the character this time around, I'm sure she'll be great! I'm confident that Abrams will pull the best performances from these actors that they can give.