Carrie Fisher Fires Back at ‘Star Wars’ Age-Shamers
‘My Body Hasn’t Aged as Well as I Have’
by Meredith B. Kile
Carrie Fisher has had enough of the debate over General Leia’s physical appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well,” Fisher tweeted on Monday, December 28, 2015 . “Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings.”
The 59-year-old actress’ looks have been the topic of much scrutiny in the wake of the latest installment in the legendary space saga, because the world is an ugly place and most Internet trolls would rather harass her for getting older than question why Harrison Ford continues to wear a single stud earring well into his seventies.
“My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have,” Fisher added in her tweet. “Blow us.”
It’s not the first time the actress has been outspoken about her iconic character’s appearance.
The actress made headlines earlier this year when she revealed she was asked to lose weight to play her part in The Force Awakens, something she attributes to Hollywood’s obsession with aging and appearance.