Carrie Fisher is complaining that she had to lose weight for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The actress is famous because of her role as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” films. Back then, in 1977, she was five-foot-one, weighed 105 pounds and wore two bagel-style buns on the side of her head.
During a recent interview, the 59-year-old actress complained because she felt pressured by directors to drop 35-pounds before she was General Leia Organa.
“They don’t want to hire all of me,” Fisher said. “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.”
“We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane,” Fisher added. “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!'”