Princess Leia, George Lucas Reunite
Princess Leia and her greater Force have reunited. Their real-life counterparts, that is. Actress and author Carrie Fisher, 45, has nabbed a rare interview with the frequently reclusive "Star Wars" producer-director, George Lucas, 57, for the latest installment of Oxygen TV's "Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher," set to premiere on Wednesday night, reports the Los Angeles Times. (The show's title comes from Fisher's comic semi-autobiographical 1987 novel of her "Valley of the Dolls"-like existence in Hollywood, called "Postcards from the Edge.") In the interview, which takes place in the library of Lucas's expansive Skywalker Ranch in Northern California, Lucas discloses how he chose Fisher for the plum role, and why on earth she had to wear that unusual dual-bun hairdo. Lucas -- who is currently working on the next "Star Wars" installment, "Episode 2: Attack of the Clones" -- also springs Fisher's screen test for "Star Wars" on her, says the Times, and reveals that Terri Nunn, the lead singer of the rock group Berlin, was his second choice for Leia. "George Lucas doesn't like doing interviews all that much, but he's extremely comfortable with Carrie," the show's executive producer, Neal Kendall, told the Times. "And Carrie was just ecstatic. They have remained friends, but she had not been up to the ranch in a long time."
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