Carrie Fisher's Star Wars reunion

Carrie Fisher has likened returning with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is like having a "school reunion"

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher feels like the new 'Star Wars' movie is similar to a school reunion.

The 59-year-old actress is reprising her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and was excited to be reunited with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford for the highly-anticipated film.

She told the Sunday Express magazine: "The new actors are great. We're like the old guard who come back and we have a reunion and they're the freshmen.

"I understand - there is just this insane interest. People grew up with these characters, so it's their childhoods."

Meanwhile, Carrie previously revealed she had to shed two and a half stone ahead of her role in the science fiction flick.

She shared: "Nothing changes, it's an appearance-driven thing. I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that's how easy it is.

"When I do lose the weight I don't like that it makes me feel good about myself. It's not who I am. My problem is they talk to me like an actress but I hear them like a writer."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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