‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star Carrie Fisher goes on Twitter rant after being called 'old'

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Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015.
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett

Carrie Fisher recently went on a Twitter rant about her age after viewers commented on how old she looks in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The actress, who reprised her role as Princess Leia in the J.J. Abrams’ film, opened up about how her feelings have been hurt by all the negative comments.

Fisher was left to defend herself after viewers of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” voiced out their opinions on how much she has aged since first appearing in the “Star Wars” trilogy some four decades past. The 59-year old took to her Twitter to respond to all to the criticisms about her looks and her body.

 

 

 

 

The actress also re-tweeted a couple of tweets from other users who defended her age. She posted a Twitter message from user Ines Coelho that said, “Men don't age better than women, they're just allowed to age.” Fisher also shared a lengthy post coming from a user with the handle name @daftalchemist.

“She aged beautifully. She’s amazing. She’s gorgeous,” user daftalchemist wrote.

Fisher’s tweets were in response to a few viewers’ comments after seeing her in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” They mostly noted how she didn’t age gracefully.

 

 

A Twitter user with the handle name Christmas Panties said Fisher just “looked old” in the new “Star Wars” film. The user even added, “I don't know why, but i couldn't help but fixate on Leia's oldness. “

Another user named Ty Carter also said that Fisher “is just old.” The user likewise commented on the actress’ appearance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” calling her lines as “boring” and noting that her “voice sounded weird” as well.

It has been a long time since Fisher returned to the big screen to reprise her role as Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) daughter Princess Leia Organa, twin brother to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), in a “Star Wars” film. Born in 1956, Fisher was only 21 years old when she first landed the role in the George Lucas film, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” in 1977. Fisher will once again reprise her role, this time as General Leia, in the still-untitled "Star Wars: Episode VIII."

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