Princess Leia was never a push-over in the Star Wars movies, but at 59 years old, Carrie Fisher is forced to defend herself against the comments of body-shamers who saw her in the latest installment of the franchise.
The iconic actress is sick and tired of people talking about how she hasn’t aged well, and took to Twitter to tell-off her fans.
Please stop debating about whetherOR not??aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us????— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
Earlier this month, Fisher revealed that she had to lose about 35 pounds to reprise her role as Leia Organa in J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens. This forced requirement also upset her.
“They don’t want to hire all of me — only about three-quarters!” Fisher said. “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.”
It's not secret that women in show biz are constantly slammed for looking their age as they get older. They lose movie roles to younger women and are routinely asked if they have work done on their bodies, while their male counterparts do not face the same problems.
Tinseltown celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Adele, who have also been previously criticized because of their larger than size 0 bodies, have been very vocal about not losing weight for movie roles and frequently advocate their body images.
Carrie Fisher believes that her body is only one part, not all, of her. She also retweeted a comment from one of her die-hard fans.
Although others may slam the “princess” star over her aging body, her die-hard fans stand strong by her side and find nothing wrong with her.