Carrie Fisher to return as Princess Leia in Star Wars

After much speculation that Carrie Fisher could reprise her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII, the actress has confirmed that she will be returning.

Fisher first took on the role in the first instalment in the series which was originally released in May 1977, and she went on to appear in two more films.

Carrie Fisher will return to the role that make her a household name Credit: APEGA/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

In an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, when asked what the character might be like 36 years later, she said:

"Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”