Carrie Fisher responds to body shamers who say she appears too old in the new ‘Star Wars’ film

Carrie Fisher responds to body shamers who say she looks too old in the new 'Star Wars' film

Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film

Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film

In Star Wars : The Force Awakens , former princessLeia Organais now a high-ranking general of the Resistance. Shes in control of the war room, she plots how to take down the First Orderwhich rose from the ashes of the Galactic Empire she helped to destroyand she has military leaders, pilots, and technicians awaiting her every command.

Theres plenty to dive into with Leia and where shes going in future films, but some Star Wars fans are more interested in discussing how Carrie Fisher, the actress who plays her, seemed in The Force Awakens and how shes aged since Return of the Jedi .

The famously blunt and cantankerous Fisherisnt having it anymore. She took to Twitter Tuesday to respond to those critics , noting that their words have taken a toll on her.

Fisher has been candid about the harsh reality of the entertainment industry, particular to women, during the course of its Star Wars press tour. She revealed in Good Housekeeping that she was pressured to lose more than 35 for The Force Awakens and commented on the insanity of Hollywoods appearance obsession.

Nothing changes: its an appearance-driven thing, she said. Im 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 thats how easy it is.

And on Good Morning America , she alluded to ageism in Hollywood as one of the reasons for which it didnt take much to convince her to play Leia again in Star Wars .

Im a female in Hollywood over the age oflets say 40 and we could also say 50, ” she told Amy Robach. “So we could say it but not with real conviction or excitement. And they dont have to ask you if you want to work at that age. Youll see.

Fisher then retweeted some of the nasty messages she had been receiving from fans.

But she also found subsistence from loving fans, who pointed out the double standard in not discussingHarrison Ford( Han Solo) or Mark Hamill( Luke Skywalker) ‘s aged appearances; Hamill even underwent a weight transformation of his own to play Skywalker again.

Cnets Bonnie Burton was relievedthat the filmlet Leia age naturally, like it did with Han and Luke, when so often actresses are told that they are too old for a role as early as their 30 s.

Had Fisher been airbrushed to looking more like she did at 21, when she first appeared as Leia in “A New Hope, ” I wouldn’t have giggled. But I wouldn’t have been shocked either. That’s how jaded audiences have become toward seeing older actresses in movies. They’re often replaced by younger actresses or made to look route younger than they are in real life.

Not in this case .

Meanwhile, The Force Awakens has made more than$ 1 billion worldwide and continues to break nearly every existing box-office record.

H/ T Hollywood Reporter | Screengrab via Star Wars / YouTube

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Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film
Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film
Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film
Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film
Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film

Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film

Carrie Fisher Responds To Body Shamers Who Say She Appears Too Old In The New 'Star Wars' Film

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