Star Wars star Carrie Fisher took to social media earlier today to take fans to task for dwelling on her appearance, saying that it doesn't matter whether she's "aged well," because youth and beauty are temporary.
Fisher became a sex symbol in the '70s and '80s following the release of the original Star Wars, which has made her a frequent target for snarky observations about her age and weight since.
You can see a few of her tweets below:
Please stop debating about whetherOR not?aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us??— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see pic.twitter.com/T2TXiEyl17— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 30, 2015
While she's also retweeted a few supportive comments from fans, not everyone has been understanding; at least a couple of trolls have already popped up, and she's retweeting them, as well.
Fisher, who talked openly about studio demands that she slim down for The Force Awakens, is not shy when it comes to discussing her feelings about Hollywood's obsession with appearances. She's talked about that, among many other things, in previous interviews, books and more.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.