carrie fisher princess leia bunsWhile it was a foregone conclusion that Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill would reprise their iconic "Star Wars" roles in "Episode VII," Fisher admitted that it's been strange getting the old gang back together because everyone's, well, so old.

During an appearance at the U.K.'s Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, the actress said that when the original cast reconvened at "Episode VII"'s recent table read, she realized that they "all look a little melted," herself included. And that makes sense, Fisher said, since the film takes place 30 years after the events of 1983's "Return of the Jedi," though she had an idea for how to keep her character's spirit intact.

Referencing the iconic, somewhat comical hairstyle that Princess Leia sported in 1977's "A New Hope" (the giant, coiled buns that covered both her ears), Fisher said she made a request of filmmakers.

"That hairdo can never really be repeated without gales of laughter. I've begged them to put the hair back on in grey and just catch me cooking with the hair, like Granny Leia," Fisher said.

No word on whether or not director and co-writer J.J. Abrams took her advice -- "I would get in trouble no matter how I answer that question," the actress said of revealing any "Episode VII" plot details -- though Fisher did say that there was another aspect of her character she was happy to revise.

"We are doing it over again so I can get Princess Leia right this time," she said. "I think less British. I looked a little pretentious faking the accent. It was sort of a viral accent – it came and went."

For more hilarious anecdotes from Fisher -- including her experience choking Jabba the Hut, why she wanted to play Han Solo, and whether or not she still has that metallic bikini -- check out her remarks in The Guardian.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" hits theaters December 18, 2015.

[via: The Guardian, h/t Vanity Fair]

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