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Carrie Fisher Strikes Back at Criticism of Her Appearance in ‘The Force Awakens’

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Fed up with derogatory online comments about they way she looked in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Carrie Fisher fired back at her detractors: “My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.” Hey, she killed Jabba the Hutt with her bare hands; she’s a force to be reckoned with.

The 63-year-old actress, who reprises her role as Princess General Leia in the Disney blockbuster, said the negative remarks about her physical appearance have grown tiresome, tweeting:

Fisher recently revealed she was pressured to lose weight for her “Force Awakens” role, saying, “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.”

The actress, who was 21 years old when she originated the role of Leia in 1977’s “Star Wars,” added Tuesday on Twitter:



Comments

  • http://thevenger6.blogspot.com Matt Spatola

    I couldn’t care about her appearance in the movie. It was her terrible acting that caught my attention.

  • mcdropkick

    I haven’t seen the movie yet (I know…), so I’ve been avoiding most SW related stuff.

    Is this… really a thing? That people are complaining about the body of a 63 year old woman?

  • Psimitar

    I wasn’t concerned about how well/badly she’s aged as opposed to the fact that her voice sounds like she’s been chain-smoking for the last thirty years coupled with whatever that tic was on her face that kept her from opening the right side of her mouth. But I guess if anyone is to be blamed it should be Elizabeth Taylor for stealing her daddy away and f-ing up her childhood.

  • Gregory A. Swarthout

    She was born in 1956, so that makers her 59 not 63.

  • afrocarter

    You’re all fucked up, man.

  • TKB

    She rocked her role. No complaints from nev screw everyone else.

  • TKB

    Role ^^^^^^^. Dam iPhone autocorrect.

  • Ben Phillips

    SPATOLA: WRITE STORIES NOT COMMENTS

  • Ben Phillips

    She looks GOOD for whats she’s been through.

  • Blane Stroud

    Anecdotally, I haven’t heard a single person complain about this. Supposedly people were complaining they cast a black guy too, but I never heard that either. I’m sure there are some desperate trolls complaining about these things, but I don’t think it’s actually a widespread problem like reports on various websites would lead you to believe.

    There are plenty of examples of news overblowing small, localized incidents as if they are nationwide epidemics.

  • Park Slope Punxy

    lol, who’s the idiot walking into a SW film expecting some amazing acting? I mean, really?

    That’s like getting in a Ferrari and complaining about the floormats.

  • Park Slope Punxy

    she did great in what was largely a thankless role.

  • butters911

    It’s funny cause I was thinking how old Harrison Ford looked to even notice if she was looking old.

  • Lee Swain

    I think she was great in the movie. Still has the chemistry with Harrison and is still a charismatic screen presence. Also, for the record, I thought she looked amazing!

  • will close

    Shouldn’t you be slagging off Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool?

  • http://thevenger6.blogspot.com Matt Spatola

    You bet! Every once in a while like to share the slag!

  • Philip Hansen

    She wouldn’t be getting these comments if she hadn’t done a massive amount of bad plastic surgery. She could barely move her face it was so bad. A normal looking woman, even at her age, would have looked 100x better. Her appearance is her own fault, not the fault of time.

  • Philip

    I thought fat people were supposed to be jolly.

  • Bentley Clark

    WHAT!? What a load of BS. When I saw the movie opening night you could hear the gasp from all the fanboys when General Organa first appeared on screen. She’s STILL HOT as F***.

  • Hanuman Henson

    I haven’t heard anything about her being shamed for her appearance until this article and don’t agree with people saying that she acted badly. I believed that Leia was back so it did the trick for me.

  • Larry Tate

    People age. If you are lucky you will too.

  • fuck you

    Same can’t be said for your retard loser stroke face.
    Fuck you.

  • fuck you

    Same can’t be said for your retard loser stroke face.
    Fuck you.

  • Dswynne

    I’m sorry, but you can still be HOT even when older (example: the actress Helen Merrin, at age 70, is still an attractive woman). The sad truth is that substance abuse and bad plastic surgery can take a toll on one’s body. Having that, her lips barely moving took me out of the film.

  • Liam

    The years of drug abuse probably didn’t help.

  • Boomstick

    Well let’s see, she’s 59 now (was 27 when the Return of the Jedi was made). What do people expect, to look 33?

  • mike

    Poor Leia didn’t get to shoot anyone this movie. I think that’s a first for her.

  • Lorraine Antonia Mereya Corso

    She is 59.

  • God

    all you fucking morons here bitch and moan about pointless shit such as her appearance.

    be happy that she’s back. that is all.

    now all of you go drive your prius’ off a cliff and kill yourselves.
    you fucking hipster f@660ts.

    I hope a drunken Russell Crow shows up at your doorsteps and beats the living shit out of all of you.

  • kvonhard

    Why can’t we focus on how she explained that her brain is more important than her body and that her body is just a bag for her brain? Why does even the reporting have to focus on looks and not the underlying issue of women’s intelligence being downplayed?

    Leia is my General. Always and forever. If you want to talk about why this is an important conversation, just read this:
    http://geekmom.com/2015/12/thank-you-general-leia/

  • Nillyville

    What kind of pissed me off, was why General Leia didn’t even give Chewie a hug after they got back to the base after yada yada yada (for those who didn’t see the movie) and hugs Rey, who she just met most briefly? Chewie was like a brother to both Han (and devoted his life to him) and Leia. That kind of upset me.

  • Nillyville

    What kind of pissed me off, was why General Leia didn’t even give Chewie a hug after they got back to the base after yada yada yada (for those who didn’t see the movie) and hugs Rey, who she just met most briefly? Chewie was like a brother to both Han (and devoted his life to him) and Leia. That kind of upset me.

  • FiachSidhe

    Anyone else want some of this provolone while I’m using this guy’s ‘edge’ to cut it?

  • Mental Genius

    Wow, mommy let you on the internet today, huh? Bet you feel like a big boy!

  • Scott Lavender

    Moron! Duh…..retard retard….duh. Back to the McDonald’s fryer. I do miss Beavis & Butt-head though.