Official Info Carrie Fisher, in Episode seven

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by newdawn12, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Young Yoda Jedi Master

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  2. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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  3. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    Love Gary, what a cutie.

    But yeah, she's totally blonde.
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  4. jaqen Force Ghost

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    I don't get the appeal of Gary.

    Was there any real doubt she was a blonde?
  5. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    So with these new rumors (keeping in mind they might not be true of course!), the story would go in a very Jedi v. Sith direction, without a new Republic. If it does go that way, I think it's more likely that Leia would be a Jedi. If there isn't a government, her next obvious role is as Luke's first trainee. It could pretty cool to see both Skywalker siblings as trained Jedi together!
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    Will Leia do the bun-hair think in this movie you think?
  7. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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    It's a very cute video. I'm sorry, but a very brief glance of Carrie's hairline for a brief second here and there does not, to me, definitively answer the question that she is now blonde. It still looks like there is some grey in her hair to me, and that makes more sense to me from a storytelling POV.

    If I am the only person on this entire forum who sees it, fine. And I'll concede that maybe she is blonde, because I very much believe in keeping an open mind. But I don't see how the question can be definitely put to rest from the few brief glances we have had.
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  8. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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    Granted, but there's a huge middle ground between Leia not using her force powers at all, and having her be a fully-fledged Jedi. There are a lot of ways the writers could show Leia using her force powers without putting her in a lightsaber duel.
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    True. I'd love to see Leia bust out a Jedi mind trick, sense disturbances in the Force, etc.
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  10. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    If Leia *is* blonde, it really opens up some intriguing storyline questions. Because, again, I don't think they'd change her look for no reason. I mean, we have no idea if there is a New Republic in this new film, or if there was, whether it's still a legitimate government or not. Maybe she's forced to go "underground", and change her appearance? If the Empire is the Big Bad again, I imagine she'd still be wanted for all the stuff she pulled in the OT. Or maybe any potential Sith would have taken an interest in her, being the daughter of Vader? Oh, the possibilities!
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  11. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    Interesting theories, and certainly possible. I agree, I can't see them making her blonde for the hell of it, it has to be woven into the plot somehow. I thought about the idea of changing her appearance and being in hiding, and maybe that kind of fits with the idea that these "Jedi hunters" are after Force sensitives, but then realised that theory doesn't make sense because even if she looked different, they would still be able to sense her through the Force :p

    But I'm still leaning heavily towards Carrie wearing a wig in the movie anyway. I'm sure whatever colour her real hair currently is, won't be what it will be in the movie.
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  12. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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    Whether it's blonde or grey or some combination of the two, I think lightening Carrie's hair is at least partly about making her fit in better visually with Harrison and Mark. We know Han (presumably Leia's husband) is going to have a full head of grey hair, and Luke (who is supposed to be the exact same age as Leia) is blonde with a blonde/grey beard -- and he looks noticeably older than Carrie. As a result of changing Leia's hair, Han doesn't look quite so ancient standing next to his wife, and Luke looks more like he could be the exact same age.

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    No, he doesn't.
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  14. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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    Matter of opinion. To me, he does. But to each his own.
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    Perhaps she'll pass on what she had learned in politics to her capable and charasmatic son.


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  16. Palpatine's P.A. Jedi Master

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    But Han Solo is older than Leia. Who said they were the same age? It isn't a problem for him to look older
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  17. Leias_Left_Bun Jedi Grand Master

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    Absolutely true. But if Han has fully grey hair and Leia still has her dark hair, then they start looking more like a very May-December romance and it does age Han by comparison. I don't think that is what the filmmakers want.

    In my opinion, TPTB will want Han and Leia to appear in the same general ballpark, age-wise. And they'll want Luke and Leia to appear the exact same age. So by lightening Leia's hair, she's a better fit with both of them. For the record, I didn't mean to offend any Mark fans out there. I adore Mark and I think he looks great. But in my opinion Carrie does look younger than him.

    I'm just throwing out ideas for why they might lighten Leia's hair, since I don't think Carrie will be wearing a wig and I don't think there will be any in-story explanation such as Leia going undercover, etc. But it's anybody's guess at this point.
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  18. jaqen Force Ghost

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    Oh damn, I sure hope Leia's hair isn't dyed (if it is actually Carrie's current color) because she's in hiding. No thank you. No matter the color, I associate the elaborate braided styles with Leia. If she's got her hair altered in order to hide, it would then make no sense for them to give her those elaborate hairdos anymore.

    Also in a galaxy with the kind of tech we've seen in Star Wars so far I think the old "dyed her hair to avoid detection" doesn't work.

    If they, for whatever reason, make Leia a blonde, with or without streaks of grey, I hope they don't pander to the audience with any kind of senseless, geeky in-universe explanation. I hope it's just a case of them expecting the audience to get that a woman can change her hair color across the years, nevermind the decades. Other females in TV and film series and franchises have seen major hairstyle alterations, and most of those were never acknowledged in-universe.


    The overwhelming majority of moviegoers are trained to see an aging leading man like Harrison alongside a much younger woman. In fact it's so typical for him, and like leading men, to be paired with women so, so much younger than them that when they do get a leading lady who is actually their age, or even young, but still middle aged/older, most people don't really read it as May-December at all. See Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton repairing for Somethings' Gotta Give.

    Indy's hair was white in KOTCS, yet Marion's was the same old brunette. I don't recall anybody wondering why Indy was all white/gray and the younger Marion still had the color of her youth. I don't think hardly anyone would look at Han and think Leia and him look May-December to be honest, regardless of the age difference between Carrie and Harrison.
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  19. Dewback Chosen One

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    The blonde may be temporary. A lot of times hair will be dyed blonde before it is dyed another color. It makes the new color more even. It's like using a primer when painting a wall.
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  20. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    True, except I'm positive she's already filming, so being "inbetween" hair colours wouldn't really fit. Especially after that tweet of Gary the dog in her chair, which I took to mean she was on set. That was Monday last week, and her hair remains blonde this week.

    So I can see only two logical conclusions...1) she's got a wig in the movie or 2) Leia's hair is now a different colour.
  21. Darth_Corvus Force Ghost

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    Ah, damn, so Leia will have a different hair color from what she had 30 years ago? This movie is dooooooooooooomed.
    I mean, who cares? Maybe it is a significant plot point(she is undercover/she spent too much time on tatooine) or maybe not.
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  22. Dewback Chosen One

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    You're positive because her dog was sitting in her chair?
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  24. Dewback Chosen One

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    Well of course she was on set. That's where they would have changed her hair. It doesn't necessarily mean she was filming.
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  25. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Carrie's general sense of humour has certainly upped itself since ROTJ came out, I'm guessing / hoping in this movie they'll let her cut lose a bit cuz the gal is funny. She's has a few funny bits in ANH and ESB so more of that. (I actually just realized Leia doesn't really crack a joke in ROTJ, damn shame, that)
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