Carrie Fisher was pissed when Star Wars producers asked her to lose significant weight to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars film. It’s unclear whether or not they asked the same of her peers Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill because neither showed up a ton fatter than their characters from the last time they filmed.
‘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.’
Actually, it’s impossible to get younger. While there is some scientific research around that says if you lay off the fritters you will reduce your body fat. Princesses come in all shapes and sizes. But not Princess Leia. She’s a 120 lb. lithesome warrior. You can’t check in at 170 and demand to be judged on your craft. Your craft is fucking looking like Princess Leia. Dame Judy was available if we just wanted any old chick with acting chops. What do you mean the Millennium Falcon won’t lift off? Fucking Leia.
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