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Carrie Fisher irked she had to lose 35 lbs for new "Star Wars" movie

Carrie Fisher had to drop 35 pounds for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and is irritated about it. "I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance," she told Good Housekeeping. "That is so messed up." Video clip below

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Carrie Fisher, shown in a vintage publicity image, sounded irked at being forced to pare down for the new Star Wars movie.

In an Interview magazine conversation in October, Fisher also railed against one of the getups she wore back in the day.

"Fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was," she told actress Daisy Ridley, her 'Force Awakens' co-star. "You keep fighting against that slave outfit."

There was nothing exotic about preparing for reprising her role as Princess Leia in the latest Star Wars movie, Fisher said.

"I did it the same way everybody has to – don’t eat and exercise more!" she told Good Housekeeping. "There is no other way to do it. I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising. It’s easier for me to add an activity than to deny myself something. And 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."


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