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Carrie Fisher takes the gloves off on dropping weight for Hollywood and reprising Leia
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Carrie Fisher takes the gloves off on dropping weight for Hollywood and reprising Leia

Considered one of the most wonderful issues about the unique Star Wars trilogy was that it featured Leia. She was robust, fierce, good, and she held her personal in battle with the guys.

As a child, having a Leia doll was rad. However at present, two considerably miserable objects have emerged concerning the feminine lead for Star Wars. 

Carrie Fisher revealed to British Good Housekeeping that issues haven’t modified that a lot in Hollywood since her first go spherical, when she was requested to go from about 105 kilos to 95 — 95! — to play Leia.

Fisher was requested to drop 35 kilos to reprise her function as Leia, now known as Basic Organa, in The Power Awakens.

“They don’t need to rent all of me — solely about three-quarters!” Fisher instructed GH. “Nothing adjustments, it’s an appearance-driven factor. I’m in a enterprise the place the solely factor that issues is weight and look. That’s so tousled. They could as nicely say get youthful, as a result of that’s how simple it’s.”

She provides in the interview: “We deal with magnificence like an accomplishment and that’s insane. Everybody in LA says, ‘Oh you look good,’ and you hear for them to say you’ve misplaced weight. It’s by no means ‘How are you?’ or ‘You appear completely happy!’ ”

On one other observe, many took to Twitter to lament the lack of the feminine lead characters in the present Star Wars toy choices on the market. Fisher retweeted a number of fan feedback, see beneath:

@DisneyStore @nataliewreyford @carrieffisher Carrie Fisher, do you know Disney shouldn’t be promoting Princess Leia dolls? What are your ideas?

— Brigid (@BrigidCovey) December 1, 2015

@carrieffisher it is virtually as if there isn’t any such factor as Leia merchandise in any respect. pic.twitter.com/LcuDuskHtU

— Katie Daley (@violinist391) December 1, 2015

@carrieffisher thank goodness some locations are good sufficient to make leia merch- I like my leia funkos! pic.twitter.com/LD0eyIFaMf

— Nicole (@alwaysthequeeen) December 1, 2015

Right here’s hoping Disney will get it collectively. As Bloomberg wrote yesterday, Rey is already insanely fashionable, and the character, Maz Kanata, performed by Lupita Nyong’o, can also be being missed on cabinets. Individuals took to Twitter to complain about the lack of the new feminine protagonist utilizing the hashtag #wheresrey.

“Most Star Wars merchandise earlier than the firm purchased creator Lucasfilm Ltd. in 2012 have been toys aimed toward boys, stated Paul Southern, who runs Disney’s Star Wars licensing enterprise,” states the Bloomberg piece. ” ‘Star Wars,” ’ he stated, ‘turned often known as the largest boys’ model in historical past.’ ”

Get pleasure from Fisher’s scene primarily based on her e book Wishful Ingesting, by which she explains what it was like being Leia (NSFW — she’s humorous, however she swears a bit). “George Lucas ruined my life, I imply that in the nicest doable method.”:

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