She’s one of the most iconic prince… Sorry, generals of all time. Although we are all excited for Carrie Fisher’s return in Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it turns out her experience wasn’t all fun and games. The iconic actress has recently revealed she was pressured into losing 35lbs for the upcoming movie; highlighting the image-orientated obsession of Hollywood.
Speaking in a recent interview, Fisher has spoken about how she felt disappointed that the attitude of Hollywood hasn’t changed since she starred in the original Star Wars trilogy: “They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! 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”.
She continued, adding that losing the weight didn’t make her feel accomplished, it made her feel almost a stranger in her own body: “When I do lose the weight, I don’t like that it makes me feel good about myself. It’s not who I am. We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane. Everyone in L.A. says, ‘Oh you look good,’ and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!'” I dunno about you, but I find this revelation absolutely disgusting. It seems attitudes towards beauty being natural will never change, it will always be portrayed as something you have to work towards and earn…