Carrie Fisher Felt the Pressure to Lose Weight for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
In the latest issue of Good Housekeeping U.K, actress Carrie Fisher opened up about losing weight to reprise her role as Princess Leia for the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
The 59-year-old said, "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.”
Fisher did reveal that she is not a big fan of what shedding the pounds does to her psyche. "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."
Fisher added about the Hollywood craze to be thin, saying, "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 reiterated, "We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane. Everyone in L.A. 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!'"
Last year, Carrie's mom Debbie Reynolds chatted with “Extra's” Mario Lopez about her 40-pound weight loss for the new "Star Wars" movie. Watch!