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Carrie Fisher prepping for 'Star Wars' metal bikini?

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Carrie Fisher in 2011.

Although she hasn't officially confirmed yet if she'll reprising her role as Princess Leia in the next "Star Wars" flick, Carrie Fisher did recently reveal that she's focusing on getting in shape, just in case she needs to squeeze into anything revealing -- like her infamous metal bikini.

"I'm glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape," Fisher recently told the Calgary Herald during the Calgary Comic Expo. "I'm really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it, I will have eaten everything."

Director J.J. Abrams has reportedly been trying to cast Fisher, as well as other members of the original "Star Wars" cast, but there has been no official confirmation that they will reprise their roles in the 2015 film. Fisher did tell the Comic Expo crowd that she was, indeed, going to star as Princess Leia in the new film; however her publicist later said that Fisher was only joking and that nothing had been confirmed.

"Star Wars: VII" will be the first of the franchise's films to be produced by Disney, which purchased George Lucas' Lucasfilm last year, along with the rights to all things "Star Wars."

"I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before," Fisher said at the Expo.

Although Fisher has done plenty of movie and television work since she her "Star Wars" days, she is most known for her role as Princess Leia. In February, footage of the actress slurring and behaving bizarrely during a guest performance aboard a Holland American cruise ship surfaced. The incident was later attributed to Fisher's bipolar disorder.

"People who are bipolar have fantastic stories," she told the Calgary Herald. "And if they don't, they're not bipolar."