Princess Leia Felt The Pressure To Lose Some Chunk For The New “Star Wars” Movie

December 2, 2015 / Posted by:

(Reason #6,789,989 for how I know I’m beyond hard-up: I stared at that Stormtrooper bulge for a long time.)

Carrie Fisher tells Good Housekeeping UK that before shooting started on the new Star Wars movie, the powers-that-be pressured her to skinny down, because they didn’t want to see a fat General Leia (formerly Princess Leia).

She said this about losing the chunk:

“They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! Nothing changes: it’s an appearance-driven thing. I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”

Carrie was able to lose 35 pounds by not putting food in her mouth and working out.

“I did it the same way everybody has to – don’t eat and exercise more! There is no other way to do it. I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It’s easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something. And when I do lose the weight, I don’t like that it makes me feel good about myself. It’s not who I am. My problem is they talk to me like an actress, but I hear them like a writer.”

She then spit out some words about beauty in Hollywood, which she really knows nothing about. I mean, in the quote above, she said that the only way to lose weight is to not eat and exercise. I thought that all famous types lost the fat by getting lunchtime lipo and colonics in a cryogenic chamber?

“We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane. Everyone in LA says, “Oh you look good,” and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never “How are you?” or “You seem happy!”’

Inside sources (that I made up and only exist in my head) tell me that General Leia wasn’t the only one who was told to drop the fat. Despite what the trailer and promo photos show, R2D2 was also told that fat robots are out so it got full-body lipo. R2D2 looks like this now:


Sources also say that you should prepare to see Chewbacca’s dick, because producers made him get a Brazilian since in the far, far, far, far off future wookiee crotch bushes are out. And yes, I just Googled “wookie dick.” This is my life.

Pics: Getty,

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