Carrie Fisher filming Star Wars VII for 6 months?

Ryan Leston
8 March 2014
Carrie Fisher filming Star Wars VII for 6 months?
Carrie Fisher reportedly heading to London for 6 months of Star Wars filming.

After letting slip about her appearance in 'Star Wars VII', it looks as though Carrie Fisher will be heading to London for six months of filming.

That's right folks - Carrie Fisher hasn't exactly been shy about her involvement in the upcoming 'Star Wars' sequels. But it looks as though Princess Leia will be spending a good six months in London filming 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. But what does this tell us about the movie itself? For one thing, it looks as though the original heroes might be more involved than we first thought…

[New casting sheds light on Star Wars VII]

According to Jim Jeffries of American TV show 'Legit', Carrie Fisher recently revealed that she'll be heading to London for six months of 'Episode VII' filming.

"She's a funny lady, man," he told Sirius XM's Opie & Anthony Show. "She'll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she's straight on to the vapour. She's had some f**king 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. It's 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."

Appearing alongside Jeffries in Season 2 of 'Legit' it looks as though Carrie may have spilled the beans when it comes to her 'Star Wars VII' schedule. But what does that tell us about the new film?

For one thing, six months is a hell of a long time for what many assumed would be nothing more than a cameo… and this could be confirmation that the original 'Star Wars' heroes will be playing a much bigger role than we thought in the upcoming sequel trilogy.

[Natalie Portman wishes she could be in Star Wars VII]

Of course, we've heard rumours for some time that the recent script changes have focussed on bringing the original cast back into the spotlight. But is this the first confirmation that this is actually the direction 'Star Wars VII' is heading?

It certainly sounds as though Carrie Fisher's role in 'Episode VII' is a lot more than just a cameo appearance… and I think it's safe to assume that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be getting in on the act.

But since their involvement in 'Star Wars VII' still hasn't been officially announced, it looks as though we'll have to take this with a pinch of salt - even if it is starting to sound more and more plausible by the day.

Will Carrie Fisher take a starring role in the new 'Star Wars' sequel? Will 'Episode VII' focus on the original trio? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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