Carrie Fisher Lost 40 Pounds For Star Wars: Episode VII

    May 12, 2014
    Sean Patterson
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Star Wars: Episode VII is now filming and fans around the world are hoping that director J.J. Abrams can re-capture the Star Wars magic lost among the hit-and-miss prequel trilogy. One sign that the movie is on the right track is the movie’s cast, which was recently announced. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are all returning to that galaxy far, far away as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia.

The actors are now working hard to get back into character, but it now appears that they have been working hard for over a year to slip back into their classic roles.

Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, appeared on entertainment show Extra recently and revealed that Fisher changed her body significantly for the movie. Reynolds revealed that Fisher has been dieting since being cast in Episode VII, losing 40 pounds for the role.

“She looks terrific, she’s lost 40 pounds, she’s very excited as we all are ’cause we all love Star Wars,” said Reynolds.

Fisher, who had struggled with mental illness and substance abuse in the years following her Star Wars role, had not kept the figure made famous by the infamous metal bikini in Return of the Jedi. Her weight loss for Episode VII demonstrates a significant commitment to the role of Leia that Star Wars fans should appreciate.

Shortly after Star Wars: Episode VII was officially announced predictable rumors surfaced that Fisher would reprise her role as Leia. One of these rumors held that both Fisher and Hamill had been assigned personal trainers to help them get into shape for their roles. The fact that Hammil has also slimmed down significantly in the past year suggests that this may have been one of the more true rumors from that period.

Fisher poked fun at herself and her body in the past, most notably in her 2008 autobiography Wishful Drinking. Last week she also tweeted out a joke that shows just how aware she is of the media’s obsession with her weight:

Image via Twitter

  • Al Bortz

    Wow Carrie Fisher, who didn’t have a crush on her back when, good to her she will be in the next episode and glad to hear she lost weight, and don’t let her fool ya she lost the weight for her health, the movie is secondary motivation lol

  • jackmeyhoffer

    She was so cute (about 35 years ago). Time is cruel.

    • roidaho

      Wow, your a piece of shit.

      • Daniel

        And “you’re” uneducated.

        • Song

          No actually You ARE a piece of shit.

      • Tom

        Grow Up and Shutup!!!

    • Pierogi Power

      I’d still hit it.

  • General Electrics’ BIG DOG

    Congrats on the weight loss Carrie! Can’t wait for SW7!

  • janey

    what you MEANT to say was she lost weight to be healthier right????

  • Michael Anthony

    My friend works at Disney in the movies department. He said they are actually using CGI for Leia. The real Leia will have a small amount of makeup, and will be playing Jabba the Hutt.

    • Patriot

      Yea Michael, your so mean. Your upsetting scarlettnotsobright! I bet you don’t work for Disney! hahaha

  • lucille2

    Looks like she’s lost 140 lbs since the last time I saw her (on some morning show.) She was gross.

    • Song

      Well You are an idiot!

      • Tom

        Grow up and Shutup!!!

        • Song

          you are gross. stfu you idiot

  • Guest

    By the looks of Carrie Fisher before, she needs to lost way more than 40lbs to be presentable in a movie again. But hey, she really is Jabba’s princess now.

  • Carl Mastromarino

    By the looks of Carrie Fisher before, she needs to lose way more than
    40lbs to be presentable in a movie again. But hey, she really is
    Jabba’s princess now.

    • cruizerdave

      Hey, way to be an @$$hole!

  • Stinkypinky

    Well if she didnt lose the weight she could have always played Jabba the Huts cousins LMAO

  • luvlifesance

    can u say stupid people ..with the comment ..yes u can

  • billrowland

    Hamil has looked like shit for about 25 years I wonder if he’s going to play Yoda’s older brother.

    • Patriot

      Hamil almost died in a head-on car accident a few years after his last Star Wars movie. His face is terribly scarred from injuries.

      • Yogurt

        Not quite correct. Hamil’s accident happened during the filming of ESB but his face was pretty messed up leading to the scene of the ice beast clawing his face to explain his injuries. I got this info from the book, The making of the Empire Strikes back but it was a very bad crash and his face was quite swollen and he had a lot of facial sutures.

        • Tom

          This Was Added To The Empire Script.You Are Correct It Pays To Do Research!!!!

      • billrowland

        Thanks for the info. I’ve always been a fan but I guess I missed hearing about that.

      • Tom

        The accident Happened Between episodes 4 and 5 Not afterwards!!

    • http://www.cindybin.blogspot.com/ Cindy Bin (Cindybin2001)

      MUST you use profanity? How crude and offensive that you just type the sh-word for all to see! Do you realize there are ladies on these boards? Be a gentleman! Do you talk this way in real life??

      • billrowland

        How can you be offended by a word you are already familiar with?

      • Tom

        I’m Sure They Do!!!!

  • RealityRealist

    Good for her. She’s an old lady. That must have been hard for her.

    • http://www.cindybin.blogspot.com/ Cindy Bin (Cindybin2001)

      Well she’s not THAT old! She’s only a bit older than me!

    • Pierogi Power

      Exactly Cindy. Old as dirt.

  • HAH

    all you people who think people are only worth something the younger, thinner, better-looking they are are really gonna be feeling like crapola when (if) you live long enough for you to become old, fat or wrinkly/saggy, and not very sexy anymore… the mirror will be your worst enemy other than yourself, and you will die miserable… tsk tsk tsk ….. HAH!

  • Gweedo

    Carrie Fisher was a hot piece of property back in the day…

  • timothydark

    The people talking shit. I wonder how good looking or in shape they are. Mean fucks!

    • http://www.cindybin.blogspot.com/ Cindy Bin (Cindybin2001)

      AARGGHH, yet another person using profanity on this board? I just got done chastising someone for using the sh-word, and then you use the sh-word AND the f-word?? HOW CRUDE AND OFFENSIVE! Do you people talk this way in real life? What type of woman would want to date or marry a guy who uses such language???

      • Dude


      • Sonny Corleone

        what rock do you live under, lady? trying to stop someone from posting curse words on here is like trying to ride around the block on a stationary bicycle. A hill you will never climb. why waste your time? besides, why would you let it bother you? they are just words that society has made you believe are bad.

        • Tom

          They Are Bad They are Called Curse Words…Stupid!!!!!

          • Sonny Corleone

            who deemed them bad? stupid!

        • Pierogi Power

          Sonny Corleone wins thread.

      • timothydark

        If it offended you, I apologize. I do talk that way in real life and I get plenty of dates and have plenty of marriage options. But, it’s funny how you didn’t read a word i said and just focused on the curse words. I was defending Carrie Fisher. What man would want to date or marry a woman who jumps to conclusions without reading the facts? If they did, I’m sure they aren’t happy.

      • Tom

        Again Yes They Do…Mostly Losers With Limited Speech!!!

    • Tom

      Can You Say Hypocritt!!!!!

  • Edward Potts

    A waist is a terrible thing to mind. Carrie Fisher was, and still was a babe with the 40 extra pounds.

  • mr waddie

    what a brilliant lady.. shes spot on with comedy and sooo feaking smart… that’s sexy… not how big her waistline is.
    .loved you then and now carrie…

    • Patriot

      Yea, real smart chain smoking cigarettes for over 30 years. Amazing she’s still alive. She sounds like an old man!

  • Patriot

    She still needs to lose another 40lbs. But what are you going to do with the Raspy Smokers voice? Chain Smoker for years cause she couldn’t find any work.

  • uhohChongo

    Good for her——and him. I can’t wait for the movie.

  • Tom Kidd

    I’m delighted to hear Harrison, Carrie & Mark are back for this movie, but Web Pro News, I’m more concerned about the director & writers of this film and if the film will live up to the standards most of us Star Wars fans have.

    • cruizerdave

      Well, it’s being written by the guy who wrote The Empire Strikes Back [the best Star Wars film], and directed by the guy who when he was given Star Trek, basically made a Star Wars movie with Trek costumes and names. So I’m not as worried about those things.
      Lets face it, after the prequels and the EU, how high can our standards be as Star Wars fans?

  • slippery johnson

    It’s funny how everyone is trashing Carrie. EVERY one of you will be in line to see her in that movie and btw, it WILL be the biggest grossing movie of all time when it hits, believe that. Avatar who??!!

    • Tom

      “Of All Time” Is A Dumb Saying…Because We Are Still Going Through Time And It Changes Everything And Everybody!!!!!

  • seant426

    Christ, Johnny Weir is more butch than Lopez.

  • cruizerdave

    I love Carrie Fisher, good for her! She taught me that girls are smart, funny and tough both as Princess Leia and afterward. She’s had to fight some pretty significant demons in her life. Her sarcasm, personality and brains make her a really neat person.
    I’m glad she’s coming back to Star Wars.

  • GillianAndersonCooper

    I am so glad that Carrrie and Mark are returning to Star Wars. They’re both so talented, and this means a lot to many of us, for whom they were heroes in our childhood.