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May 16, 2014 10:15 AM

"Star Wars: Episode VII" Stars Filming, Carrie Fisher Reveals 35-Pound Weight Loss!

The Force is ready to make a comeback.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" officially started filming today at London's Pinewood Studio -- and the first photos from production have already sent the Internet into a frenzy.

While the pictures themselves don't actually reveal any information we don't already know, simply showing the lot itself and a clapboard from the set, the fact that the J.J. Abrams' film is actually shooting is enough to amp up some serious excitement.

The new photos come less than a month after the full cast was finally revealed in a photo from the first script reading. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow were announced as newcomers, joining original saga stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

And speaking of those original stars, one of them dropped some serious weight to get back into shape for the flick.

Carrie Fisher joked that Disney "hired me minus 35 pounds" at an event earlier this week -- where she showed off her impressive weight loss. 

Wonder what Princess Leia will be wearing this time around? Lookin' good Carrie!

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set for a December 18, 2015 release.

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