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Carrie Fisher 'excited about Star Wars return'

The actress Debbie Reynolds says her daughter Carrie Fisher is "all excited" about returning for the latest Star Wars film.

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first three films, will be reunited with original co-stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.

Debbie Reynolds told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night: "There aren't many roles for women... so for them to consider the original princess is a great compliment to her."

Episode VII will start shooting at Pinewood Studios, near London, in May.