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Of the three main stars of the original Star Wars trilogy, it has been Carrie Fisher who has been the most publicly wishy-washy on the subject of Star Wars Episode VII. On more than a couple occasions the actress has suggested that she is going to be a part of the production but still there hasn't been any kind of confirmation from the studio one way or the other. Today we have yet another similar story, though this time the news is coming from Australian comedian Jim Jefferies.
Discovered by SlashFilm, Jefferies recently appeared on Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show, and at one point the conversation turned towards Fisher, who will be appearing in an episode of Jefferies' FXX television series Legit. Talking about working with the actress, the comedian made some kind of rough comments about her appearance and then seemingly confirmed that Fisher will soon be traveling to London so that she can film her scenes in Star Wars: Episode VII. Said Jefferies,
"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 fucking 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 I don’t think from looking at it, the new Star Wars movie is a direct continuation. It’s number 7 but it’s not going to be the next day, I’ll tell you that much. Maybe she had the same problem the Emperor had, I don’t know."
While this could just be interpreted as a joke, the hosts of the show suggested that it's possible Fisher will only have a cameo role in Episode VII, but Jefferies stressed, "She’s there for six months!"
If this does turn out to be true, it would seemingly confirm reports from January that said the J.J. Abrams-Lawrence Kasdan rewrite of Michael Ardnt's Star Wars: Episode VII screenplay was being made to focus more on the original cast and less on their offspring. If Fisher is going to be filming in London for six months then that means she has a considerable role in the story.
So when will we actually be hearing some Star Wars confirmations from Disney and LucasFilm? Presumably soon. It's entirely possible that the studio is waiting until the first day of production to officially announce their entire cast list, a title, and maybe even a short plot description. Filming is scheduled to start very soon, so stay tuned.