Carrie Fisher Gets a Personal Trainer for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The actress appeared at the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend, telling fans that she is getting in shape to reprise the role of Princess Leia.
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Carrie Fisher Gets a Personal Trainer for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Kathleen Kennedy's 'no secrets' policy regarding Star Wars: Episode VII is in effect. Carrie Fisher visited the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend and once again 'officially' confirmed that she will be reprising her role as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi sequel.

But that's not all. She also revealed that Disney is sending a personal trainer to her house, so that she can get in top shape for the role.

"I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before. I'm glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I'm really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything."

She also talked about kissing Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the original trilogy.

"Here's the thing: There's a difference between screen kissing and life kissing. Harrison doesn't like screen kissing. I believe one time he put an oyster in his mouth. Not with me, he just told me about that so I'd behave myself. So, not so great onscreen. But we were playing spin-the-bottle and he was better."

She wrapped up the interview by talking about choking Jabba the Hutt to death.

"What was his name? Jabba the Hut? I always get his name mixed up with other boyfriends. Oh God, I loved doing that. You know, they ridiculously asked me if I wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba the Hut. Can you imagine? I got to saw that neck off, it was really, really fun and one of the highlights of my career."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @undeadslayer4 She won't be getting a stunt double for Star Wars Episode 7 ?

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @stephiebaybee Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        @themoviefanatic good thing she wont get a stunt double

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        • steph-x • 2 years ago

          @sean yeah i think you may be right, seen this today and thought yeah right never gonna happen lol. It left her long ago lol x

          http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4910592/is-princess-leia-getting-back-in-her-bikini.html

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            I hope that the personal trainer helps her to the point where she, looks as she did in the first three movie in Star Wars Episode 7. But, that probably won't happen.

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            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

              ROLF!!! Anything to hold on to fame!

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                @dan1@ejk1

                http://www.pajiba.com/seriously_random_lists/30-adorable-amazing-and-hilarious-behindthescenes-photos-of-empire-strikes-back-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-all-over-again.php

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                • the-crow2k • 2 years ago

                  Does the personal trainer comes with a time machine?

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                  • vanboy • 2 years ago

                    @ollie-styrene I agree. Lucas just isn't director material for Star Wars. He just doesn't get actual Human interaction right at all.

                    @dan1It what JJ did with Star Trek is any indication, I don't think he's going to turn out a turd.

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                    • ollie-styrene • 2 years ago

                      @dan1

                      Good point,.. (in Jedi she was so slim, almost too much)

                      I just hope these new movies will blow the prequels to smithereens!! I`m actually very glad Lucas is not directing anymore SW..

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                      • MediaCritiquer-com • 2 years ago

                        She sounds awesome...down to earth and brutally funny!

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                        • Anguslovesducks • 2 years ago

                          Cool...I guess

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                            @dan1 I'm right there with you

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                            • therealGoku • 2 years ago

                              Target weight loss for Carrie....? 500 pounds

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                              • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                                @superman81 I don't think it's fair to lump Ford in there, considering he was already in his thirties when Star Wars started filming. I think he looks good for a 71 year old man. As for the others, I agree that they haven't aged well, but I also agree with @dan1 in that I don't really care about how they look.

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                                • dan1 • 2 years ago

                                  @ollie-styrene I highly doubt that. She's likely just slimming down some to more closely resemble the Leia we know. That doesn't necessarily mean action scenes.

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                                  • dan1 • 2 years ago

                                    I guess I'm the only weird one who doesn't care too much how Hamill, Ford, and Fisher look now. They're old, and obviously whatever story Abrams tells, he's going to incorporate their age into it, so they don't have to look physically attractive. I'm not expecting them to jump around and get into lightsaber battles like the original trilogy, that's for the newer generation to handle. They will be there in a counselling capacity. I just feel that the complaint "they're out of shape" is inconsequential and superficial.

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                                    • ollie-styrene • 2 years ago

                                      @dan1

                                      i just wonder how much you need a personal trainer for to install some wisdom to the younger ones,.. c`mon.. its obvious shes training for some physical stuff!!! Mark and Harrison may need the same!!??

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                                      • Trangalanga10 • 2 years ago

                                        She was hot, but she is an old wierd looking lady now Ford and Hamill as well, they didn't aged well, glad to now they are preparing to shoot.

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