After battling Sith Lords in a galaxy far, far away, Carrie Fisher is now hitting back at another type of creature: the online troll.
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The actor took to Twitter this week to lash out at those who have criticized her appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well," she wrote. "Unfortunately it hurts all three of my feelings. My body hasn't aged as well as I have. Blow us."
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👌🏼— @carrieffisher
Fisher, 59, returned to her role as Princess Leia in the latest episode of the famed franchise, alongside her castmates from the original trilogy, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Her character is now a general.
"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They're temporary happy by-products of time and/or DNA. Don't hold your breath for either," Fisher also tweeted.
"My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places and in front of faces where there's something to say or see."
Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys— @carrieffisher
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— @carrieffisher
Fisher was 19 when first cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars in 1977, and 25 when she last appeared in 1983's Return of the Jedi, the film that featured her in a gold bikini costume.
In the lead-up to The Force Awakens, Fisher revealed she was asked to lose more than 35 pounds for the much-anticipated reboot.
"They don't want to hire all of me — only about three-quarters," she told Good Housekeeping in the magazine's January cover story. "Nothing changes, it's an appearance-driven thing. I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that's how easy it is."
Fisher also retweeted other Twitter users who had either criticized or defended her, including one supporter who pointed out that her male co-stars haven't faced the same critiques.
@carrieffisher So you want the money & adulation that comes with being a famous actor but not the criticism. Whoever told you life was fair?— @TomRoberts983a
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Disney announced earlier this week that Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached the $1-billion US mark at the box office in a record 12 days. The latest instalment also posted the biggest Christmas Day box office in history, bringing in $49.3 million US. The film has yet to open in China, the world's second-largest movie market.