Carrie Fisher is the new face of the Jenny Craig diet plan â and admits that being famous for wearing a gold bikini while playing Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' has spurred her on to lose weight.
Carrie Fisher is the new face of the Jenny Craig diet plan.
The 54-year-old actress admitted that being famous for wearing a little gold bikini in her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' has made it difficult to accept her larger frame â so she is now ambassador for the weight-loss company in a bid to shed the pounds.
The novelist and screenwriter said: "People still picture me in that white dress, standing next to that cute little robot, wandering around in that iconic film. I wish I still had the body I had when I was attached to that giant slug and wearing that metal bikini.
"You know, I swear when I was shooting those films I never realized I was signing an invisible contract to stay looking the exact same way for the rest of my existenceâ¦ must have been in the small print."
Carrie added that she has been unhappy with her size for a while - and knowing that the world has seen her smaller self makes it all the more difficult.
She admitted in her blog on the Jenny Craig website: "The truth is, I've been unhappy with my weight for a long time now and so when the world takes a snapshot of you like that, you get locked into it forever and it doesn't make it any easier."