Nerd ALERT! Star Wars has started filming! Nerd ALERT!
Excuse me ... these darn allergies are making my eyes all misty.
Because Star Wars and Godzilla are the only things that matter -- wow, imagine if they could somehow wedge Godzilla into the new Star Wars -- know that it's big, big news that J.J. Abrams has let the world know that production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" has started.
A couple weeks after the exciting photo circulated showing the cast doing a table read, Abrams' Bad Robot twitter account posted a picture of a "Star Wars: Episode VII" clapperboard early Friday, accompanied only by the text "#dayone."
The film is being shot at London's Pinewood Studios,
And speaking of Star Wars, Carrie Fisher -- who returns for the new film, along with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill -- talked a bit about the movie Wednesday night in Southern California at an event for her mother Debbie Reynolds.
With her mom at her side, Fisher said she can't say much abut the film. Though she can talk about how much closer she is to squeezing into the metal space bikini.
"It's trippy that you do a sequel 35 years later," Fisher told reporters in a video posted on the Daily Mail. "That's right, they didn't hire me, they hired me minus 35 pounds."
Reynolds said, "She's worked her body off for one year to not have a body."
Reynolds told Extra earlier in the week that "(Fisher has) been on a diet ever since, because you know, you have to be up to par, so she looks terrific."