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OTRC: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE: Carrie Fisher talks Princess Leia hair, weight loss

Carrie Fisher appears as 'Star Wars' Princess Leia. / Carrie Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, talk to OTRC.com at the elder star's movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles on May 14, 2014. (Lucasfilm / OTRC)

Will we see Princess Leia's iconic "cinnamon bun" hairstyle in "Star Wars: Episode VII"? Carrie Fisher hope so.

On April 29, it was confirmed that the main original "Star Wars" trilogy cast members, including the 57-year-old actress, will reprise their roles in the anticipated new film, helmed by J.J. Abrams. Fisher, who played heroine Leia, recently talked to OTRC.com about the movie and how she lost weight to play the intergalactic princess. She made her comments alongside her mother, "Singing in the Rain" actress Debbie Reynolds, 82, on Wednesday at the elder star's vintage movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles.

"I'm fighting for the hair to be like that," she said about Leia's famous braided style, as Reynolds said, "Yay!" and cupped her hands over one of her daughter's ears. "But it's an argument. If you're gonna have an awful, iconic hairstyle, you should have it again."

Fisher also talked about her time working on the original "Star Wars" films, helmed by series creator George Lucas.

"I was much younger, so I was more frightened that they'd fire me then," she said. "Now they can't really fire me."

"But they didn't hire all of me," the actress added. "They hired me minus, you know, a certain amount of weight."

Fisher famously showcased a trim figure in another iconic Leia look, a gold metal "slave" bikini, in the 1983 movie "Star Wars VI: Return of The Jedi." In 2011, she became a spokesmodel for Jenny Craig and dropped 50 pounds, but later regained most of the weight.

Reynolds, who proudly told guests at her auction event that she is the mother of Princess Leia, said on the TV show "Extra" earlier this month that her daughter went on a diet and lost 40 pounds to play Leia again.

Fisher told OTRC.com that she has been working to lose the weight for a little more than a year.

"That's awful -- I wouldn't have done it," Reynolds said. "It's a good thing I was skinny for 'Singing in the Rain,' 'cause I wouldn't have gone and done what she just did."

"No, it's not a good thing to do," replied Fisher.

Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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