Star Wars petition wants to cast Meryl Streep as Princess Leia
After the loss of Carrie Fisher, some fans believe the acclaimed Oscar-winning actress should step into the pivotal role. No one can truly replace Carrie Fisher, who played Princess and then General Leia Organa in the Star Warssaga. Fisher died at age 60 late in 2016, and filmmakers have already said they won't digitally re-createFisher's performance in Episode 9, due out in 2019.
But now there's an online petitiontrying to generate support for recasting Leia's character with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep. On Friday, more than 7,900 supporters had signed the petition, which is aiming for 8,000 signatures.
3rd April 2018