Carrie Fisher was a source of much-needed levity this past week. Promoting her return as Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Fisher was equipped with a series of one-liners that are almost tattoo-able.
Fisher revealed that she was required to lose weight for the role, telling ‘Good Housekeeping’, “They don’t want to hire all of me—only about three quarters”.
Fisher did shed 35 pounds, but that’s not stopping her from pointing out how demeaning it can feel to be a woman in Hollywood.
“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.”
Fisher also weighed in on the Slave Leia merchandise controversy. As you know, a few parents were outraged to see metal-bikini-clad Princess Leia action figures in the toy aisle.
In the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Fisher offered the following response:
“The father who flipped out about it, “What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?” Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.”
She goes into more depth with the ‘LA Times’:
“How about telling his daughter that the character is wearing that outfit not because she’s chosen to wear it. She’s been forced to wear it. She’s a prisoner of a giant testicle who has a lot of saliva going on and she does not want to wear that thing and it’s ultimately that chain, which you’re now indicating is some sort of accessory to S&M, that is used to kill the giant saliva testicle.”
And finally, the pièce de résistance to the entire week was her appearance on ‘Good Morning America’. There are no words. Just take a look: