Carrie Fisher Confirms Her Role in Star Wars: Episode VII

FILE - This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and
FILE - This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars" movie released by 20th Century-Fox in 1977. Having recently purchased the “Star Wars” franchise from Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the Walt Disney Co. is shifting the films into hyperdrive. Not only has Disney already begun working on a new trilogy, to start with J.J. Abrams directing episode seven, but reports this week have said possible spinoffs are being developed for young Han Solo, the bounty hunter Boba Fett and Yoda. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)

I saw this floating around on Facebook and clicked on the link to debunk the "confirmation" of this rumor. To be honest, it looks legit, but Carrie Fisher has been known to be flippant with the press.

She was doing the press rounds for a speech called the "Old Bags Luncheon," but she had to cancel for her hospitalization related to bipolar disorder. Before she backed out, she did an interview with the Palm Beach Illustrated, which was covering the event and she dropped this bomb:

Q: Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you'll reprise the role of Princess Leia?

A: Yes.

That's pretty cut and dry, but she goes on in the next question to say that Princess Leia's future is in a nursing home:

Q: What do you think Princess Leia is like today?

A: 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.

While this isn't "official" confirmation, it seems plausible. But, as with any rumor, until Lucasfilm or Disney announces it, nothing is official.

Bryan Young co-hosts the Star Wars themed podcast Full of Sith and is the editor-in-chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!