Carrie Fisher Pressured to Lose Weight for New ‘Star Wars’ Role
Star of the original 1977 Star Wars film, Carrie Fisher, recently dished that she was instructed to lose weight in order to reappear as Princess Leia in the newest film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The 59-year-old actress and author confessed to Good Housekeeping U.K. that the “appearance-driven” film industry remains a tough landscape for actresses.
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.
Despite her frustration with Hollywood’s beauty standards for women, Fisher lost the weight. However, she had this piece of advice for star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley in regards to being pushed into the role of a “sex symbol.”
Carrie cautioned Ridley, “You should fight for your outfit. Don’t be a slave like I was.”