NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:53 PM
Carrie Fisher responded to those who criticized her appearance in the new “Star Wars.”
This “Star Wars” actress is coming after body shamers in full Force.
Carrie Fisher, who reprised her iconic role of Princess Leia in the critically-acclaimed new installment, “The Force Awakens,” blasted those criticizing her appearance in the movie in a spirited Twitter rant Tuesday.
“Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well,” Fisher began. “Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”
Next, the 59-year-old actress retweeted a fan who wrote: “Men don’t age better than women, they’re just allowed to age.”
She then wrapped up her empowering message with one final salvo at her naysayers.
“My body is my brain bag,” she wrote. “It hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where there’s something to say or see.”
The actress addressed a similar issue in the weeks leading up to the new movie’s release, as she revealed to Good Housekeeping magazine that she was pressured to drop 35 pounds for the role.
“They don’t want to hire all of me, only about three-quarters,” she said. “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,” she continued. “They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”
Fisher quickly became the love interest of “Star Wars” fans across the globe when she donned her iconic gold bikini in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.”
But even Fisher didn’t realize that now-legendary outfit would become such an enormous part of “Star Wars” lore.
“What’s funny is I wish I had known I was a sex symbol,” she told the Daily News earlier this month. “That’s so odd.”
Fisher donned this now-iconic gold bikini in “Return of the Jedi.”
“Because I don’t think that way,” she continued. “I don’t look at myself even remotely that way. So that would have been hilarious, if I had the chops for hilarious at the time.”
“The Force Awakens” earned an eye-popping $ 238 million in its opening weekend — far and away the biggest debut in North American movie history.
The film set another record by reaching $ 1 billion at the box office in just 12 days — a feat even more impressive than completing the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.