It’s not the ones you get that haunt you. It’s the ones you missed.
Jodie Foster says she almost played Princess Leia in Star Wars, but had a scheduling conflict.
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Foster recalled her Star Wars moment on Wednesday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“I had a conflict, I was doing a Disney movie and I just didn’t want to pull out of the Disney movie because I was already under contract. So I didn’t do it,” Foster said.
That decision resulted in the forgettable 1977 film Candleshoe, with Foster as Casey Brown, an orphan who is recruited to find a long-lost treasure hidden in a stately home in England.
Foster mentioned that Leia’s iconic hairstyle might have been different had she taken the role.
“And they did an amazing job. I don’t know how good I would have been. And I might have had different hair, you know? I might have gone with a pineapple,” Foster said.
Fisher herself previously confirmed Foster’s consideration on the role.
But Jodie Foster was up for it… That one I knew the most. Amy Irving and Jodie. And I got it,” she said.
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