Fisher Before Fisher After
As the rest of us struggle to pay our bills or attain a bit of recognition for our creative endeavors, let us ponder the exquisite specialness of Ms. Carrie Fisher.
When the lifelong wealthy person, substance abuser, and daughter of legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds was provided the incredibly fortuitous opportunity to reprise her one and only iconic movie role from four decades back, she had nothing but complaints and bitching concerning this veritable Gift From Heaven, and the world-wide attention and sizeable paycheck that came with it.
To play the role of the mature and powerful General Leia in the latest Star Wars saga, Fisher was asked — her word was “pressured” — to lose the flab — 35 pounds worth, and to tone up her muscles.
This of course irked the entitled Hollywood brat no end. Why can’t she remain her fat limping geriatric self and STILL play an ass-kicking General? — she asked with all the hubris characteristic of the wealthy overindulged. Never mind that male actors are required to go through a much more lengthy, challenging and demanding transformation to play the roles of superheroes, strippers and Spartans with nary a whimper about the "unfairness" of it all.
"Nothing changes,” she said in a snit in Good Housekeeping Magazine. “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. They might as well say 'Get younger,' because that's how easy it is."
Her well-publicized mental health issues and addiction problems aside, the elderly crybaby should have been down on her knees kissing the feet of those who made such a lucky break possible for her instead of whining about how hard it is for someone accustomed to having no boundaries whatsoever being assigned a few in order to take part in such a life-enriching project.
She went on to say something quite jaw-dropping:
“I have a harder time eating properly than I do exercising… 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.”
I had to go over that twice to make sure I had read it properly: “when I do lose the weight, I don't like that it makes me feel good about myself.”
Feeling good about herself is not who she is? Carrie Fisher really is from another planet.