Talking with TV Guide about her upcoming guest spot on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, the topic of Star Wars came up and Carrie Fisher revealed that she, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford are expected to start working on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII in March or April. Not only that, but she elaborated on the look she hopes to sport in the sequel:
I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair. I think that would be funny.
Given all the hearsay we’ve heard on what story Star Wars Episode VII will take, and who exactly is going to be involved, the one constant has been the franchise’s original actors reprising their roles. So that’s great news/rumors. Especially coming from Princess Leia herself. Still, it’s not exactly official, so don’t take Carrie’s comments too seriously. She does have a history of saying things about Star Wars that always winds up being taken out of context. Like she could have easily chuckled off her involvement and meant for the white haired bun comment to be taken sarcastically, but reporters spun it a different way.
I, for one, am a little skeptical at the notion that Star Wars Episode VII is going to start production in March. Abrams is aiming Episode VII for a December 2015 release date, but that seems such a small window for a franchise of this scale to get signed, sealed, and delivered. I could see some heavy pre-production (sets being built and what not), but shooting doesn’t seem likely. Plus, have you seen Fisher and Hamill lately, they’re still grossly out of shape.
Yes, Fisher has dropped a lot of weight ever since doing those Weight Watcher commercials, but neither her or Hamill (I exclude Ford because he is a golden god) are camera ready. I don’t think anyone is expecting them to have body builder physiques, but we definitely want them to resemble the characters we know them to be.
I, and fans like me, are probably getting all worked up over nothing. Hollywood is in the business of making people look pretty. In all honesty, it won’t matter how old or out of shape they are, all judgements will wash away the second we see them in their iconic costumes.
Source: TV Guide