The 59-year-old actress’ looks have been the topic of much scrutiny in the wake of the latest installment in the legendary space saga, because the world is an ugly place and most Internet trolls would rather harass her for getting older than question why Harrison Ford continues to wear a single stud earring well into his seventies.
“My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have,” Fisher added in her tweet. “Blow us.”
It’s not the first time the actress has been outspoken about her iconic character’s appearance. She opened up to Time magazine about the importance of Leia aging back in November.
“Oh my God, she got so much older,” Fisher said when asked how the princess-turned-general has changed in the latest Star Wars installment. “I tried to stop her, but apparently that includes death so that didn’t seem like a good solution. Along with aging comes life experience so in every way that is consistent with even being human, Leia has changed.”
Fisher also admitted that she wore less makeup in the latest film, though she said she “needs it more” as she gets older.
“I’ve seen pictures of myself with makeup on and I look like those women who look like they’re wearing makeup so they can look young, and I don’t think that’s good,” she confessed. “I didn’t wear a lot of makeup to begin with and I was always—you have to be very careful with that stuff. It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to discard that tendency.”
The actress made headlines earlier this year when she revealed she was asked to lose weight to play her part in The Force Awakens, something she attributes to Hollywood’s obsession with aging and appearance.
“They might as well say ‘get younger,’ because that’s how easy it is,” she told Good Housekeeping of losing weight for the film. “We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane. Everyone in L.A. says, ‘Oh, you look good,’ and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!’”