Although nothing has been officially announced regarding the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, it's long been the assumption that original Star Wars trilogy stars Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) are returning for the highly-anticipated sequel. Today, we have the latest of several unofficial confirmations about Leia, Luke and Han returning from Carrie Fisher herself, who revealed in a recent interview that all three actors will begin shooting their scenes in either March or April.
While there is no exact quote from the actress about the production start date, she did reveal to TV Guide that she wants to revisit her iconic cinnamon bun hairstyle from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair. I think that would be funny."
Her statement about the production start date doesn't line up with what director J.J. Abrams' said earlier this week, that production will begin in May at Pinewood Studios in London. The original trilogy characters are believed to have much bigger roles in the sequel, after J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over writing duties back in October. The original script by Michael Arndt relegated these beloved characters to supporting roles, with their children reportedly playing major roles.
The actress will appear on the January 30 episode of The Big Bang Theory entitled "The Convention Conundrum", alongside fellow Star Wars icon James Earl Jones, who provided the voice of Darth Vader in the original trilogy.
Here's what The Big Bang Theory executive producer Steven Molaro had to say about how this episode's story unfolds.
"For the first time, the guys are unable to get Comic-Con tickets, so Sheldon attempts to start his own convention. He needs a killer panelist, but everyone on his list hangs up on him. So he sets his sights on James Earl Jones and tracks him down."
The executive producer wouldn't reveal any specifics about Carrie Fisher's appearance, except that she makes an "interesting" cameo. Could she be playing herself? Possibly sporting an iconic Star Wars costume? We'll have to wait until January 30 to find out.
Here's what the actress had to say about her role, comparing Angela Greenberg to the agent she played in the 1991 movie Soapdish.
"She's a very crass and confident showbiz woman who knows what she wants and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Jim's talent doesn't matter to her. She's interested in him sexually and gets what she wants."