Carrie Fisher was no exception to the fact that Hollywood held celebrities at such high standards. The iconic Princess Leia did not escape the pressure to lose weight for her role in “Star Wars.”
Carrie Fisher was born to actor parents, making her used to the spotlight ever since she was a little girl. Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds welcomed Carrie on October 21, 1956, and since then, she was no stranger to the scene her parents were in.
When she was two years old, devastating news struck their family when her mother found out that Eddie had been having an affair. The two separated, and the actor went on to marry Elizabeth Taylor.
GROWING UP AS SHOWBIZ ROYALTY
Growing up, Fisher looked up to her mother a whole lot. However, she had some insecurities that sprung from when her father left her mother. She once said:
“I looked at my mother and said, ‘wow, she is gorgeous and I don’t look like her, therefore I’m not pretty. And my father doesn’t visit, I mustn’t be pretty because he likes pretty women.'”
MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF
While she and Reynolds lived right next door to one another until their deaths, Fisher would go on to make a name for herself in the industry. At 19, she rose to fame as part of the hit “Star Wars” trilogy.
She competed against well-known Hollywood icons like Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and Jessica Lange for the role of Princess Leia, but she got the part. It wasn’t easy for the actress though, as she almost missed out on the role because of her weight.
STRUGGLES OF BEING PRINCESS LEIA
Teenage boys from around the world had posters of Fisher up on their walls for playing Princess …….