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Speculation Carrie bid farewell to Leia in an open letter.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Lando's Little Maneuver, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jedsithor

    Jedsithor Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 1, 2005
    People say they don't want old Leia. The real question is, do we want stoned Leia? :cool:

    It's pretty well known that Fisher was uh...getting recreational...around the time of Jedi. Heck, her voice changes halfway through the movie. Obviously she's been clean for years and I'm not suggesting that she'd returned to Star Wars off her head. But watching Return Of The Jedi, she looks weary at times. Yes, there was a lot of boredom on that set, especially shooting Endor, which is where Fisher seems to drain a little, but in the context of the movie, she has the look of someone who has been through the wars at times. She wasn't the same spunky, take charge Leia in Jedi, never mind 40 years later.

    I want to see these characters 40 years later. Compare young Obi-Wan to Old Ben. In that case they were played by different actors, decades apart, but if you watch Episode 3 and then Episode 4, Obi-Wan has the look of someone who has been through it all. When he says he's getting too old for this sort of thing, I believe it. He has enough in him for one last adventure but time and the weight of the galaxy has taken its toll. Rather than trying to avoid that with Luke, Leia and Han, I say it should be embraced. Warts and all.
  2. SithLord_1270

    SithLord_1270 Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 5, 2008
    I dunno what to say....but the show must go on. I can't imagine them re-casting Leia. But it's still pretty early. Enuff time for her to change her mind.
  3. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

    May 25, 2000
    The perfect .gif for some of the wild speculation [face_mischief]

  4. johnrain39

    johnrain39 Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 30, 2012
    I look at Carrie's letter as the same when Sandy in Grease said goodbye to Sandra Dee.
  5. Tan-Wessel

    Tan-Wessel Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 31, 2001
    Rewatching Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger right now.

    I really wouldn't mind one bit at all if Anne Archer took over the Leia role.
  6. EviL_eLF

    EviL_eLF Force Ghost star 5

    Mar 16, 2003
    Sounds like that to me as well, but don't think that means her character is being re-cast either... just "not in the film".
  7. Breebel

    Breebel Jedi Knight star 1

    Nov 4, 2012
    In the OT, the Leia/Han dynamic was one borne out of conflict. He was the Rhett Butler to her Scarlett O'Hara, but in the end, Leia was a pretty shallow character, and easily the least charasmatic and necessary of the three protagonists. It's why she was put in the metal bikini in the first place - a strongly developed character wouldn't need to provide such fan-service. Episode 7 will do just fine with her having an off-screen role.
  8. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    If you read into the letter deep enough, there is some amazing stuff buried within. She gave us her mobile phone number. I have almost deciphered the recipe for Jewish apple cake she planted in there.
  9. grungebunny

    grungebunny Jedi Master star 2

    Jul 20, 2005
    Carrie is a depressive. She could be in one of those moments right now. Whatever her decision, I hope she doesn't feel obligated to participate in a way that would be a problem for her health.
  10. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    This letter is about Hayden Christensen's beard, isn't it?
  11. markdeez33

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

    Jan 25, 2013
    I think she'll be back. I think this was more or less a way for her to "communicate" with Leia
  12. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Feb 26, 2001
    Well it was a fun and interesting read but I have zero idea if it has any bearing on her being in the movie.
  13. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 2, 2000
    It could mean that Leia will die...

    - ...and those two control the pitch.
    - Watch your mouth, kid, or you're gonna find yourself floating home!

  14. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 11, 1999
    Sorry to those who want to see "The Big Three" in the ST, but I have 0 interest in this. I liked them all in the OT, but as far as I'm concerned the characters' story ended in ROTJ (at least in films).

    Specifically re: CF, a while back I saw her in an entertaining horror film called Sorority Row. She played the den?! mother in a Sorority house. Though the film was not a comedy, I laughed at some of her scenes. I have no doubt I'd do the same if I saw her in the ST. Just not interested in seeing her (or any of the other original characters) again in a SW film...
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    I agree, Blur. I would see Carrie Fisher in a new Star Wars film and would be urinating all over myself from non-stop laughter. I'd see her portraying Leia in the new SW film and wouldn't be able to stop thinking, "LOL... That's the actress who played Princess Leia".
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  16. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 4, 2002
    You know, having sat with Carrie for a few hours (which makes me an A-ThOR-I-TY on her inner workings ;) ) I can tell you a couple things.

    1) She is a sweet, funny woman - with a WICKED sense of humor. A LOT of things she said to people (that sometimes when RIGHT over their heads but OMG!! She nearly had me in tears trying not to laugh.)

    2) She's incredibly self depreciating.

    3) When it came to the younger fans, she would fully embrace the character - pointing out to one little girl how Vader was 'her daddy'...

    4) She has a WICKED sense of humor.

    Me, I would take this with a huge grain of salt as to saying this is the 'Kiss off' - it's just Carrie's gentle, perpetual dig at her younger self and her lifelong association with the character.

    And Oh yeah, I would give almost anything to read a true 'Tell All' - it's probably already been written with a 'do not open until 2076' stamped on it and locked in the Lucasfilm archives along with the first print of the Holiday Special....
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  17. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

    Sep 5, 2012
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