Michelle Keegan lands new role as PRINCESS LEIA in ITV parody
Our Girl actress is set to play the iconic character alongside Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec.
Fresh from her role in period drama Tina and Bobby, Michelle Keegan is set to play yet another strong female. The star will don the iconic hair buns and play Star Wars favourite Princess Leia, a role made famous by the late Carrie Fisher. However, she hasn’t landed a part in the new Star Wars remakes, she’s set to star in a new ITV parody. The Keith and Paddy Picture Show will see celebrities join Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness as they recreate their favourite films for a new comedy series.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be one of the last spoofs of the five part series and it’s set to be a star-studded affair. Joining Michelle, Keith and Paddy for the show will be Phillip Schofield as Yoda, and David Dickinson as The Emperor.
Ant and Dec will be Ewoks, while Jeremy Kyle will play himself. Speaking about her brand new role, Mark Wright’s wife said: “I’m excited to be part of this new show with Keith and Paddy and thrilled to be taking on the iconic role of Princess Leia, a strong, female heroine and all round Star Wars legend. “I had so much fun and we had such a laugh filming that I can’t wait for everyone to see the final result.”
The series will also see classic 80’s movie Ghostbusters be remade for viewing pleasure.
Source : ok.co.uk