Jodie Foster's Decision Turning Down the Iconic Princess Leia Role in Star Wars
Jodie Foster confirmed on NBC's Tonight Show that she was offered the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars during the late 1970s.
Jimmy Fallon asked about the rumor, stating, "You've been in so many iconic roles and we love what you do.
But I saw it on the Internet – you were offered the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars is that true?"
Foster confirmed the offer, explaining that she was offered the role of "Little Princess Leia" but a conflict arose.
She was working on a Disney movie and didn't want to breach her existing contract.
Foster, aged 13 or 14 during the original Star Wars filming, highlighted her scheduling conflict with a Disney film, possibly Freaky Friday, released in 1976.
Jokingly, Foster mentioned she might have had different hair for the role playfully suggesting a pineapple-like hairstyle.
Around the same time, Foster was involved in multiple projects including Freaky Friday and Taxi Driver, showcasing her busy schedule.
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