Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher is now the newest Jenny Craig celebrity client and spokesperson.

Fisher has struggled with her weight for the past three years, and is finally ready to make a serious change. “A day comes when you can no longer face not wanting to leave the house because you don’t like the way you look,” said Fisher. “A day comes when you want to stop apologizing for it. When you want to make a decision to live the rest of your life in a healthy way.” She went on to say, “I haven’t been able to enjoy what otherwise is a good part of my life because so much of what’s on my mind is about my weight.”

After trying numerous diets to lose weight, and ultimately gaining it all back, Fisher decided to join Jenny Craig to make a lifestyle change to achieve healthy weight loss results. “I have been on every diet in the world, and look at me. This is the sum total of what that’s amounted to.” Despite Fisher’s many weight loss setbacks, she remains focused on achieving success on the Jenny Craig Program and is optimistic for the future. “I am more hopeful now than ever, because I have made this commitment, and I have my Jenny Craig consultant supporting me in my journey.”

Joining successful Jenny Craig spokespeople like Valerie Bertinelli, Sara Rue, Nicole Sullivan and Jason Alexander, Fisher will appear in Jenny Craig’s new advertising campaign that launches in February 2011.