Carrie Fisher Dishes on Return to 'Star Wars'

Fisher played Princess Leia in the first "Star Wars" in 1977 and returns this month in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
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Carrie fisher and the original "Star wars" movie took the galaxy by storm 38 years ago. Nows she's back at general Leia. In the eagerly anticipated movie, "Star wars: The force awakens" I sat down with her for one of the most entertaining interviews ever. Sit back and enjoy. Thank you for being with us. I wouldn't be anywhere else at this hour except on TV. I appreciate that. You brought along a friend? I did. His tongue matches the sweater. This is Gary. This is Gary. He's very, very famous on Twitter. He likes looking at himself. He really does. Wouldn't you if you looked like that? Yeah. He wears that tongue well. I want to talk a little bit about this movie. Comes out in a couple of days. It's shrouded in secrecy. We have never interviewed so many stars and we're not even allowed to see the movie. I haven't seen it. But you have. It's really good. And I think in my mouth, so I don't lie. It's everything it's promised to be and more. Gary, you saw it? Gary did see it. Gary, what did you think? He panted all the way through it. I think it was too loud. Oh, a little too loud. It was his first real screening. So he looked like that still. The tongue wasn't out of his mouth before he saw the movie. And -- That happened after watching the movie. It will happen to everyone. Wow. Worth it, though. That's how good it is. Wow won't care that your tongue is out of your mouth like that. ? Now, I understand that George Lucas personally asked you the come back. Did it take some convincing? No. I'm a female in Hollywood over the age of shlg let's say 40. We could also say 50. We could say it. Not with real conviction. Or excitement. People don't have to ask you if you want to work at that age. You'll see some day. I'm over the age of 40. I hear you. What was your reaction? I looked like that. No, I -- you know, you're going to do it. I've been princess Leia for 40 years. So what? I'm going to stop now? When it's really relick louse to be princess Leia or general Leia now. Tell me about how did you prepare to bring back this role? Did you prepare? You're skofing? I got in character. I have never got. Out again. You're always going to look like princess lrkseia. That would be really weird. People say, princess Leia? Like I'm supposed to go, yes. What do you do when people say that? I think in my mind, yes? No, I try not to respond as an adult. You actually physically transformed for this role. Yes, I did lose weight. And I think it's a stupid conversation. We'll move on. Not with you. I mean, it's good. Normally, I wouldn't talk about it with someone else. You're so thin. Let's talk about. How do you keep it going on? Do you exercise? I do. Is it boring? What music makes it worthwhile? I want to hear the song. Maybeky go for it, too. Princess Leia was such a strong -- Yes. I get it. No. She was a strong female character back in the day. Did you realize the role you were taking on at the time? I didn't know I was paving. I'm glad to hear it now. I thought I was doing other stuff. We did a little digging. We found a "Star wars" clip of you. Your audition. So sweet. Can we watch it? When R 2 has been safely redifred, you get your reward. You have my guarantee. You said you don't like watching yourself. That's okay. I'm 19. Why wouldn't I like it? You like it less as you roll along. I can't say that to you. People that are Normal that have other genes other than -- they don't like it as much. Not that you have an advantage with a DNA jackpot or anything. Because I'm sure that -- this is all, like, what a victory of plastic surgery? No. Your parents mated well. Please con fwragratulate them. Do you want to say anything to the die hard fan? Please go to this film, if you've heard it's good. You'll like it. I like it. I'm strict. Gary is falling asleep. Gary is bored as hell. His eyes are closing. We have lulled him to sleep. He has good taste, though. In is a low moment for me. He likes watching TV. I have never had someone fall asleep in my interview, Gary. That you know of! I'm absolutely. He's an man, you know. So -- he doesn't have good manners. Never mind. You look fantastic. Thank you very much. "Star wars:the force awakens" opens on December 18th. I couldn't finish. You did not oversell that. The whole studio was in tears. She's so funny. Her own daughter, bill lee lord, has a small role in the film. We don't know what sit. Since I didn't get it out completely. "Star wars:the force awakens" opened December 18th. They should have put Gary in there, too. We have such great crowd out

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