Princess Leia might be making her silver screen return to Star Wars in the series' seventh film set to debut in Dec. 2015. Carrie Fisher has reportedly confirmed that she will be back to work on the series in March or April, along with original sidekicks Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. But, what about the film is she most excited about? The return of the double bun. She supposedly told TV Guide:
"I'd like to wear my old hairstyle again - but with white hair," Fisher said. "I think that would be funny."
The seventh episode is proving to be quite a melting pot between traditional and modern. While new director J.J. Abrams and Disney's new ownership of the rights to the Star Wars empire over George Lucas promises to bring something, well, new, to the latest installment of the series, the possible return of the series' veteran actors, Fisher, Ford, and Hamill, would mobilize an older generation of fans from the original three films with their beloved familiar faces.
"First and foremost, so long as it's truly "Episode 7" and (Mark) Hamill, (Harrison) Ford and (Carrie) Fisher reprise their roles and they're not recast, I'll be happy," comic artist Tom Hodges told ABC News.
While the film may reunite the Star Wars veterans, it will also have the opportunity to introduce some fresh faces to the series and appeal to the social media generation of 2014. Abrams has been rumored to have already met with Michael Fassbender, Adam Driver, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Cumberbatch for roles in the new film.
While it all cannot be confirmed for sure, we certainly hope that Carrie Fisher will return to Star Wars for both the good of the series and the good of her career. Fisher previously had a tough battle with drugs, bipolar disorder, and hasn't really starred in a hit film since When Harry Met Sally back in 1989.
We're rooting for you girl — you and those fabulous buns.