Carrie Fisher Talks Episode VII Script


Carrie Fisher isn’t blabbing about the new Star Wars Episode VII script but she’s also not totally pretending it doesn’t exist either. She’s always been a rather blunt woman and that’s now proving to be a benefit to Star Wars fans hoping she spills some beans on the new incarnation of the film franchise.

While she didn’t give any specific details, Fisher did dig into the the role she wished she was playing as she notes qualities about Han Solo’s presence in the script that we haven’t yet been privy to.

"“I would rather have played Han Solo. When I first read the script I thought that’s the part to be, always wry and sardonic. He’s always that. I feel like a lot of the time Leia’s either worried or pissed or, thank God, sort of snarky. But I’m much more worried and pissed than Han Solo ever was, and those aren’t fun things to play.” Her best moment, she said, was killing the monstrous Jabba the Hutt. “I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt. They asked me on the day if I wanted to have a stunt double kill Jabba. No! That’s the best time I ever had as an actor. And the only reason to go into acting is if you can kill a giant monster.”"

Of course, she doesn’t tell us much we don’t already know, but it is nice to have confirmed for us that Han Solo hasn’t changed a bit over the years. That was a fear that fans had coming into this project, as it seemed the aged Harrison Ford may not be able to handle the same old Han we’re used to seeing.

But that sound exactly like what we’re getting and that’s perhaps the best news we’ve gotten from Star Wars Episode VII since the cast was announced.

[h/t: The Guardian]