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Carrie Fisher to Critics Who Say She Hasn't Aged Well: Grow Up

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Carrie Fisher arrives at the European premier of "Star Wars, The Force Awakens" in London earlier in December. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett)

By    |   Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 11:12 AM

With the release of "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens," Carrie Fisher has heard lots of snarky comments about how badly she has aged. She is fighting back with Twitter posts that essentially tell her critics to grow up.

Fisher, 59, who originated the role of Princess Leia in the first three "Star Wars" films more than 30 years ago, commented earlier this month about having to lose 35 pounds to fit into the role of General Leia Organa, said Good Housekeeping UK.

"They don't want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters," Fisher joked about the weight loss. "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."

By Tuesday, Fisher no longer appeared to be in a joking mood about her appearance in the new blockbuster hit and was venting on social media.


Fisher told Good Housekeeping that looks were an issue she dealt with her entire life while growing up as the daughter of Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.

"I looked at my mother and said, 'Wow. She is gorgeous and I don't look like her, therefore I'm not pretty," said Fisher. "'And my father doesn't visit… I mustn't be pretty because he likes pretty women.' You think, I'll go into show business because then I'll get enough love and they will put make-up on me properly and then my life will work."

Fisher is enjoying the last laugh as "The Force Awakens" continues to shatter box office records.

According to Forbes, the movie passed the $600 million mark in domestic ticket sales at light speed.

"But that's frankly underselling it," said the mag's Scott Mendelson. "The Walt Disney blockbuster became the fifth film to cross the once-fabled milestone, not adjusting for inflation/3D/IMAX/etc., doing so in just twelve days."

"For the record, the other five such films were 'Titanic' (252 days), 'Avatar,' (47 days), 'Marvel's The Avengers' (54 days), and 'Jurassic World' (36 days). So yeah, the new land speed record holder just broke the mark three times faster than any prior movie."


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With the release of "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens," Carrie Fisher has heard lots of snarky comments about how badly she has aged. She is fighting back with Twitter posts that essentially tell her critics to grow up.
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