Meryl Streep Rumored to Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9

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Meryl Streep Rumored to Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9

Fierce rumors have begun to rear their ugly head that Meryl Streep will step into play the role once occupied by her longtime friend Carrie Fisher.

When Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that they would not motion capture or include a CGI Leia in Star Wars 9, there was never any real talk about an actress coming into replace her. Which sounds like sacrilege unless it’s a younger version of the character. As fans have long been in support of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown coming in to play the Princess in a standalone Star Wars Story. But now some fierce rumors have begun to rear their ugly head that Meryl Streep will step into play the role once occupied by her longtime friend Carrie Fisher.

Meryl Streep once famously played a version of Carrie Fisher in Postcards from The Edge, and already has some insight into Carrie Fisher’s mind space when it comes to inhabiting this particular sci-fi icon. But Lucasfilm has already disturbed the fan base adequately enough with the very divisive The Last Jedi. Will they really trade an older Leia out?

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