According to Nerd Reactor on March 5, it has been confirmed that Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars IV: A New Hope", will be in "Star Wars VII". Fisher gave an emphatic "Yes" answer when approached about starring in the seventh sequel.
She was also asked, what Leia's current role would be in the sequel:
"Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle".
Back in the day, she was a battle hardened princess. She wasn't the spoiled variety of royalty most expect to find. That is to be expected if one is the member of the rebellion. Many auditioned for her role, but chances are it was her own real life royal lineage of celebrity parents that probably got her foot in the door.
Fisher looks as battle hardened as she did in her actions in the 70s. She also starred in a comical cameo of "Fanboys" where she demonstrated her wit there as well. Fisher even did her own "spoof" dialogue interchange with Chris Marquette when being handed prescription drugs in a hospital. Fisher played a doctor.
Fisher is working on writing lyrics for a musical version of "PostCards from the Edge" and other projects as well.
There is no script as of yet and "Star Wars VII" is scheduled to be released in 2015.