Even Star Wars heroes and heroines get old - get over it
December 30, 2015 5:38am CST
Carrie Fisher was never particularly gorgeous - but she was and is a woman of great character, humour and drive. I suspect she was chosen for the role of Princess Leia because she looked so much like the equally not particularly gorgeous Mark Hamill. The two played fantastic characters in an era when acting was perhaps a little more important than looking perfectly pretty. Nowadays, unless they are in their eighties - like Dame Judi or Dame Maggie - women actors are under pressure to look young, slim and gorgeous with the help of injections and plastic surgery. Carrie Fisher is totally fed up with people criticising how she looks in the latest Star Wars film. She's 59 and she looks pretty good for 59. She certainly looks less 'fallen apart and put back together' than Harrison Ford. I wonder if the film-makers asked Mark Hamill to lose 35 pounds ahead of filming like they asked Fisher? 21st Century media with its celebrity obsession has an horrendous lack of respect for the ageing process, I'd say it's pretty remarkable that all three of the original cast could be persuaded to go back to the screen with their wrinkles and saggy bits and we should be celebrating their longevity instead of knocking Carrie Fisher for not looking like she'd still look great in a horrendous metal 'slave' bikini.
11 people like this
• French Polynesia
30 Dec 15
You are right nobody can be a super model their whole life. People get old, skin bag, weight goes on and so does life. By 59 you are doing good to not look too over weight and have a face full of wrinkles and a ton of grey hair to boot. I think people should not fool around with their bodies and do all this work on them. Some look horrible when it's done and it makes them look worse than if they had never done it at all.
• United States
30 Dec 15
Honestly the whole "Hollywood has to be beautiful" thing is overrated. Those poor celebrities primp and prod themselves until they are nothing but skin and bones! Then our children look up to them! It's horrible, and oh so very plastic! Our world is "plastic" Enough, let's leave our bodies out of it!