Tags: carrie fisher | star wars | 40 pounds | weight | loss

Carrie Fisher, 'Princess Leia,' Drops 40 Pounds for New 'Star Wars'

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:33 AM

By Clyde Hughes

Carrie Fisher, the actress who starred as Princess Leia in the iconic "Star Wars" films, has reportedly dropped 40 pounds as she prepares for the newest installment of the science-fiction film series, mom Debbie Reynolds said last week.

Reynolds, who spilled the beans to "Extra" host Mario Lopez, said 57-year-old Fisher has been buzzing about her big "Star Wars" return. The actress is most excited about reconnecting with her original costars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, Reynolds said.

"She's in London now and she's very excited about it," Reynolds told "Extra." "She's been on a diet ever since. You have to be up to par. She looks terrific. She lost 40 pounds. She's very excited as we all are because we all love 'Star Wars.'"

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll
Fisher caught fans' attention last year when she told an audience at the Calgary Comic Expo that she was getting in "action movie shape" by working with a trainer.

"I'm really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see," she said, according to the Calgary Herald. "By the time I really get down to it, I will have eaten everything."

Late last month, director J.J. Abrams released a photo of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast during a script reading at the Pinewoods Studios in London. Up until then, the casting had been a closely guarded secret, despite several leaks, according to the New York Daily News.

Along with Fisher, Hamill and Ford, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels are also expected to reprise their masked roles as Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO.

The latest "Star Wars" installment takes place some 30 years after 1983’s "Return of the Jedi," in which the Rebel Alliance, led by Luke Skywalker, blew up the last version of the Death Star and Darth Vader dies. The movie is scheduled to premiere in December 2015.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved