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It seems that whenever one of the original three stars of Star Wars make an appearance these days, it follows that they’re asked about their involvement in Star Wars Episode VII. To wit, Carrie Fisher attended that Calgary Comic Expo this past weekend, where I’m sure no one was remotely interested in anything she had to stay Star Wars, but since theĀ Calgary Herald did want to talk about that galaxy far, far away, we get this outtake.

Yes, Carrie Fisher confirmed to a rapt audience at the BMO Centre Saturday afternoon that she will in fact be reprising her most famous role of Princess Leia in a new series of Star Wars films, which will be produced by Disney. She was the first of the original cast members to announce her participation back in March, although apparently jumped the gun. Her publicist later said she was joking and that nothing had been confirmed.

However, it seems to be a done deal now. But for fans looking for a sneak-peek of what to expect in the new film, Fisher didn’t offer many juicy details.

“I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before,” she said during a talk at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. “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.”

Obviously a bit of Fisher’s trademark dry wit was a bit on display there, but there’s definite enthusiasm for the project. Of course, by my count I think this is about the third time Fisher’s confirmed she’s in Episode VII, but hey, who’s counting? As long as she’s in.

Source: Coming Soon