At a press event for her mother Debbie Reynolds‘ party, “Profiles in History’s Debbie Reynolds — The Auction Finale,” in Los Angeles Wednesday night, Carrie Fisher dropped a few details about Star Wars: Episode VII.
“She is not allowed to talk about it…so I want to protect her,” Reynolds expressed, explaining Fisher won’t talk about the follow-up in which she’ll reprise her role as Princess Leia Organa. Fisher did, however, say, “It’s trippy that you do a sequel 35 years later.”
Regarding the recent U.K. table read of the script with director J.J. Abrams and the rest of the cast, the actress and author allowed, “I did have a wonderful time and meeting the new people…It was great.”
Fisher also confirmed that like her co-star — and onscreen brother — Mark Hamill apparently did, she’s gotten into shape in preparation for the movie. While there likely won’t be a metal bikini in Fisher’s wardrobe this time around, Reynolds said proudly of her daughter, “She worked her body off for one year not to have a body,” to which Fisher countered, “That’s right, they didn’t hire me, they hired me minus 35 pounds.”
Star Wars: Episode VII, which also stars Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, and John Boyega, opens in December, 2015.