The Unrealistic Beauty Standards of Hollywood: Carrie Fisher Princess Leia and Other Star Wars Actresses Share Their Struggles

  • Princess Leia wasn’t good enough for Hollywood standards, even being pressured to lose weight for her return to Star Wars.
  • Hollywood’s unrealistic beauty standards affect even prestigious actresses like Carrie Fisher.
  • Other Star Wars actresses like Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran have also faced pressure and stress in the industry.

It turns out even Princess Leia herself, the iconic Carrie Fisher, couldn’t escape the unrealistic beauty standards of Hollywood. According to singer James Blunt, a friend of Fisher’s, the actress was pressured to shed some pounds for her return as Princess Leia in the Star Wars universe.

On a high note after landing the role again, Fisher faced the harsh reality of Hollywood’s expectations for women’s bodies. Blunt shared that Fisher spoke about the challenges women face in the industry, where men are allowed to age gracefully while women are scrutinized for every imperfection. The pressure took a toll on Fisher, leading her to turn to drugs to cope with the demands placed on her appearance.

While the circumstances of Fisher’s tragic passing remain uncertain, it’s disheartening to learn that she felt the need to conform to a certain standard of beauty in her final days. Despite the industry’s expectations, Fisher will always be remembered by Star Wars fans for her portrayal of Princess Leia and the inspiration she brought to audiences worldwide, not for her body but for her talent and character.

This isn’t the first time a woman in Star Wars has faced challenges due to the pressures of the industry. Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in the sequel trilogy, opened up about the toll her sudden fame took on her health, leading to physical illness and stress-induced symptoms. Ridley shared her struggle with handling the demands of fame, press junkets, and public scrutiny, eventually finding peace and acceptance by the end of the trilogy.

Kelly Marie Tran, who portrayed Rose Tico in the Star Wars universe, also faced immense backlash and cyberbullying that eventually forced her off social media. The experiences of Fisher, Ridley, and Tran serve as a stark reminder of the pressures women in Hollywood endure, both on and off the screen.

As we continue to follow the latest news from the Star Wars universe, let’s remember the challenges faced by the women who bring these iconic characters to life. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content and stay updated on all things Star Wars.

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