The Force is still strong with Luke Skywalker's sister. In real life, Carrie Fisher is the ultimate force to be reckoned with, using her self-deprecating wit like a lightsaber to combat criticism -- while still probably making those same critics chuckle.
Carrie, now 59, has spent part of the past decades since "Star Wars" as a writer, but to many fans she's still best known as Princess Leia, who was forced to wear that slave bikini in "Return of the Jedi." (Carrie's advice to new star Daisy Ridley: "[Y]ou should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was.")
Carrie returned to the role of (now General) Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and apparently her appearance opened the door to comparisons on how she's aging.
Carrie keeps a very interesting Twitter feed, and she delved into the topic of aging with some of her own tweets and retweets from fans and critics:
Please stop debating about whetherOR not👁aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us👌🏼— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see http://pic.twitter.com/T2TXiEyl17— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
@carrieffisher So you want the money & adulation that comes with being a famous actor but not the criticism. Whoever told you life was fair?— Tom Roberts (@TomRoberts983a) December 30, 2015
Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 30, 2015
It's true: Youth and beauty are not accomplishments -- now aging, on the other hand, that's an accomplishment that not all are able to achieve with grace. Props to Carrie for proving that 59 can be as much of a blast as 29. (Not that everyone has a blast at 29; youth gets idealized a lot in hindsight). You keep showing those scruffy-looking nerf-herders what a General looks like!
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