Carrie Fisher Gets a Personal Trainer for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The actress appeared at the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend, telling fans that she is getting in shape to reprise the role of Princess Leia.
The actress appeared at the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend, telling fans that she is getting in shape to reprise the role of Princess Leia.

Kathleen Kennedy's 'no secrets' policy regarding Star Wars: Episode VII is in effect. Carrie Fisher visited the Calgary Comic Expo this weekend and once again 'officially' confirmed that she will be reprising her role as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi sequel.

But that's not all. She also revealed that Disney is sending a personal trainer to her house, so that she can get in top shape for the role.

"I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before. I'm glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I'm really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything."

She also talked about kissing Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the original trilogy.

"Here's the thing: There's a difference between screen kissing and life kissing. Harrison doesn't like screen kissing. I believe one time he put an oyster in his mouth. Not with me, he just told me about that so I'd behave myself. So, not so great onscreen. But we were playing spin-the-bottle and he was better."

She wrapped up the interview by talking about choking Jabba the Hutt to death.

"What was his name? Jabba the Hut? I always get his name mixed up with other boyfriends. Oh God, I loved doing that. You know, they ridiculously asked me if I wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba the Hut. Can you imagine? I got to saw that neck off, it was really, really fun and one of the highlights of my career."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Calgary Herald

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 She won't be getting a stunt double for Star Wars Episode 7 ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Sean

    @stephiebaybee Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic good thing she wont get a stunt double

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. StephieBaybee

    @sean yeah i think you may be right, seen this today and thought yeah right never gonna happen lol. It left her long ago lol x

    2 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  5. Sean

    I hope that the personal trainer helps her to the point where she, looks as she did in the first three movie in Star Wars Episode 7. But, that probably won't happen.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    ROLF!!! Anything to hold on to fame!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus


    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. The_Crow2k

    Does the personal trainer comes with a time machine?

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  9. Vanboy

    @ollie-styrene I agree. Lucas just isn't director material for Star Wars. He just doesn't get actual Human interaction right at all.

    @dan1It what JJ did with Star Trek is any indication, I don't think he's going to turn out a turd.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  10. ollie-styrene

    Good point,.. (in Jedi she was so slim, almost too much)
    I just hope these new movies will blow the prequels to smithereens!! I`m actually very glad Lucas is not directing anymore SW..

    2 years agoby @ollie-styreneFlag


    She sounds awesome...down to earth and brutally funny!

    2 years agoby @MediaCritiquer-comFlag

  12. Anguslovesducks

    Cool...I guess

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 I'm right there with you

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. The Real Goku

    Target weight loss for Carrie....? 500 pounds

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  15. ejk1

    @superman81 I don't think it's fair to lump Ford in there, considering he was already in his thirties when Star Wars started filming. I think he looks good for a 71 year old man. As for the others, I agree that they haven't aged well, but I also agree with @dan1 in that I don't really care about how they look.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. Dan

    @ollie-styrene I highly doubt that. She's likely just slimming down some to more closely resemble the Leia we know. That doesn't necessarily mean action scenes.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Dan

    I guess I'm the only weird one who doesn't care too much how Hamill, Ford, and Fisher look now. They're old, and obviously whatever story Abrams tells, he's going to incorporate their age into it, so they don't have to look physically attractive. I'm not expecting them to jump around and get into lightsaber battles like the original trilogy, that's for the newer generation to handle. They will be there in a counselling capacity. I just feel that the complaint "they're out of shape" is inconsequential and superficial.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. ollie-styrene

    i just wonder how much you need a personal trainer for to install some wisdom to the younger ones,.. c`mon.. its obvious shes training for some physical stuff!!! Mark and Harrison may need the same!!??

    2 years agoby @ollie-styreneFlag

  19. Trangalanga10

    She was hot, but she is an old wierd looking lady now Ford and Hamill as well, they didn't aged well, glad to now they are preparing to shoot.

    2 years agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  20. WongFu

    This will revive her career

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  21. bipolarmassive

    I would hope so! Now let's hope no one will notice her dentures on the big screen!

    2 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  22. Dan

    @superman81 They won't be the main focus, a newer generation will be. They will just be there to instill wisdom that the younger generation of course won't listen to initially.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Dan

    Fisher is funny. Glad she's coming back.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. Superman81

    she was hot 30 years ago but she has not aged well and neither has Harrison or Hamill. Cameos would be great but I wouldn't make them the main focus

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Best news I've heard all day!

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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