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Confirmed: Carrie Fisher will play Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode 7

"She's in an intergalactic old folks' home," quips Carrie.

Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she will once again play Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.

In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher was asked directly to confirm if she would be back in the iconic role.

"Yes," she said.

Fisher was also asked what Princess Leia would be like today. 

"Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

She also joked that the character's 'bagel buns and bikini' would return. "She has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she's 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized."

Icon... Carrie Fisher in THAT bikini (Credit: LucasFilm)

Joking aside, I think it's brilliant that Carrie Fisher understands that she can't go dashing around dodging blaster fire anymore.

While it's great to think that the old gang might get back together for 'Episode VII', everyone has their limits - nobody needs to see Luke Skywalker swinging that lightsaber around while mumbling about a dodgy hip. Thankfully, Carrie's quips suggest a more mature take on our favourite rebel princess.

We've also heard rumours that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo and that Mark Hamill could be back as an ageing Jedi master… but this still hasn't been confirmed.

What we do know is that J.J. Abrams will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, with Michael Arndt and Lawrence Kasdan writing the script.