Carrie Fisher admits that she is “bad at learning lines” while filming Star Wars Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
During the brief interview, Carrie Fisher was attending the Golden Heart Awards Gala held by Midnight Mission in September, since she was one of the people being honored at the event. Sitting next to Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, Carrie was able to talk about how much she is enjoying the experience of reprising her role as Princess Leia on the big screen for Star Wars Episode VII. However, the acting side of it is “humiliating” because of her slight problem with remembering the lines.
“I’m bad at learning my lines — it’s humiliating.”
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However, Carrie went on to say just how she has managed to overcome this little problem while on set in order to film her scenes.
“There’s no way unless you put cards and stuff or write the lines on my hand.”
Perhaps Carrie Fisher is having difficulties with reading her lines due to what she called the “surreal” experience of filming another Star Wars movie. That was how she described being able to read lines with her fellow co-stars earlier this year, according to the Telegraph.
“I mean, can you imagine if they, 35 years down the line, reassembled ‘Gone with the Wind’? Not that I’m comparing them. Or reassembled whatever, it’s kind of amazing. Just on the level of, like, what a trip.”
The high level of secrecy involved on the set of Star Wars Episode VII — which is in order to prevent any major secrets (or scripts) from leaking to the public — could also be a reason why Carrie Fisher is having such a difficult time learning her lines. Fisher jokingly compared the obligatory censorship to hiding from the Nazis.
“I have to censor myself, which is not an impulse of mine. It’s literally like D-Day. If the Nazis find out we’re coming… But I understand. There is just this insane interest. People grew up with these characters, so it’s their childhoods.”
Millions of people around the world are eagerly anticipating December 18, 2015 — the day when Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters. At that time, they will be able to see firsthand what Princess Leia (now known as Leia Solo), her husband Han, and brother Luke have in store for a whole new generation of fans and critics.
Hopefully, Carrie Fisher is able to use her secret method to nail each line and deliver a great performance.
What do you think? Will Carrie Fisher be able to pull this off?