Disney expected Carrie Fisher to lose weight for her role in Star Wars 7 By Iain Alexander / 3 December 2015 Carrie Fisher has revealed that she was expected to lose weight before shooting ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The actress highlighted in an interview with Good Housekeeping Magazine how she had to lose more than 35 pounds before she could reprise the role of Princess Leia and that the film industry was, “so messed up.” In her interview she stated how Hollywood was only interested in how people looked and what their weight was. “They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.” With two weeks to go before the film comes out, ‘Star Wars 7’ has already broken pre-sale records at the Box Office, while J.J. Abrams recently admitted that he had been horrified to show the first cut. You might like: Acting course produced by George Lucas In another production news, according to UK reports, actress Lupita Nyong’o had her role reduced in the film because she struggled with the motion capture technology. Whether that is true or not will soon be revealed. Are women facing too much pressure in front of the camera to look ‘perfect’? Find the best online courses to propel your career in the film industry.