While Disney and LucasFilm have still not confirmed a single cast member for Star Wars: Episode VII aside from R2D2, it's a pretty safe bet that Carrie Fisher will return to reprise her role as Princess Leia, as she has confirmed this time and again. She will be seen very shortly in an episode of Legit, playing comedian Jim Jeffries' agent. While appearing on Sirius XM's Opie and Anthony Show, Jeffries talked about working with the actress and confirmed that Carrie Fisher will be in London for 6 months working on the J.J. Abrams directed sequel starting in April. He also made a couple of jokes at her expense.
"She's a funny lady, man. She'll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she's straight on to the vapor. She's had some fucking hard partying in her life, I tell ya....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. Its 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.
When Opie and Anthony suggested she was only doing a cameo, Jim Jeffries scoffed at the notion.
"She's there for six months!"
What this means is that Carrie Fisher will not be doing a mere cameo as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, something we've been hearing for the past few months. She will have a substantial role in this first installment, and maybe be regulated to cameo status in the second two trilogy installments. It seems pretty clear. Now if LucasFilm and Disney would just confirm it already, we could all move on with our lives.
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