Carrie Fisher Will Reportedly Be Filming Star Wars: Episode VII In London For Six Months
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What you are about to read is based entirely in hearsay. However, it is also about Star Wars. I think we’re all willing to allow hearsay where Star Wars is concerned.
Follow me, here: Carrie Fisher will be appearing in an episode of the FXX comedy series Legit. The star of that show, Jim Jefferies, was a guest on Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show. There, he told the show’s hosts what Fisher had told him about her upcoming filming schedule.
As quoted by Slashfilm:
She’s a funny lady, man. She’ll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she’s straight on to the vapor. She’s had some f***ing 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 there you have it! Carrie Fisher, in London, for six months. That certainly suggests more than a cameo. Now, granted, that’s far from an official source, but the story adds up with other hints we’ve gotten so far. Earlier this year, TV Guide confirmed that Fisher had been cast, and that filming would begin during the spring. And last year, Deadline reported that Star Wars VII will be shot (at least partially) at Pinewood Studios in London. Put it all together, and it sounds like it might be a thing.
Unsurprisingly, casting news for Star Wars: Episode VII has been sketchy at best. Adam Driver is almost definitely on board to play the villain, and Fisher herself told TV Guide that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are coming back as well. I believe I speak for all of us here at The Mary Sue when I say that an announcement from an official source would be most welcome. You guys should see my browser tabs right now.
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