Carrie Fisher mostly mum on ‘Star Wars’ sequel

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is excited about her “Star Wars” return, even if she can’t say much about it.

The 57-year-old actress said she would “get in trouble” for discussing “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Fisher appeared at a party Wednesday celebrating her mother, Debbie Reynolds, whose collection of Hollywood memorabilia is up for auction this weekend.

Mark Hamill

In this April 23, 2010 file photo, American actor Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the George Lucas Star Wars saga poses with a figure of the movie, C 3 PO, before the screening of “Star Wars V-The Empire Strikes Back,” as part of the Jules Verne Festival in Paris. (Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)

Production begins this month on Disney’s “Star Wars” film by director J.J. Abrams. Fisher said it’s “trippy” to make a sequel 35 years later. Fisher’s last Millennium Falcon voyage was 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.”

The original Princess Leia did reveal that she was asked to lose weight for her upcoming role, saying “they hired me minus 35 pounds.”

Harrison Ford

In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. After months of carefully guarded secrecy and endless Internet speculation, the cast of the latest incarnation of the space epic, “Star Wars: Episode VII,” was unveiled Tuesday, April 29, 2014, on the official “Star Wars” website by Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. The “Episode VII” cast is a mix of fresh faces, up-and-comers and established names, including veterans Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)

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