Carrie Fisher has become an absolute train wreck and has metamorphicised so drastically over 30 years in physicality and demeanor, that I can't imagine having another age appropriate actress essaying the role of Leia would be anywhere near as jarring as watching Fisher herself lumbering through the role, with her longshoreman body language, smoker's rasp and "the lights are on but nobody's home" vacant stare. I caught her appearance on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson a few weeks ago, and it was painful to watch, like watching a mental patient in televised therapy. She's become this strange amalgam of Bea Arthur, Harvey Fierstein and Norma Desmond from "Sunset Boulevard". Unless the character is written as crazy old coot Leia, who lives alone with 26 cats(or the SW universe equivalent), it would take a miracle to make her appearance anything but cringe-worthy. II know it sounds like heresy, but if a more graceful yet mature actress such as Margaret Colin, Anne Archer, Wendy Crewson or Sela Ward(all of whom have played Harrison Ford's wife in the past,coincidentally) were to show up in the role, I have the feeling most people wouldn't give Fisher a second thought after a moment or two. Mav Edit: We've had several threads about the appearance of the Big 3 and if they should or should not appear. Please comment in one of those threads.