Those who were surprised to find out that iconic "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher -- who once heated up the big screen in a metal bikini -- had become so overweight that she was tapped to become a Jenny Craig spokes person at the beginning of the year, got an even bigger shock this morning when the 54-year-old appeared on the"Today" show to flaunt her slimmer figure. Fisher has lost 50 pounds in nine months and is looking, well, like one would picture a 50 something Princess Lea.
Carrie Fisher in December ... - Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic.com... and Wednesday, 50 pounds lighter! - Derek Storm/Splash News
When asked by Ann Curry what motivated her to finallylose the weight, Fisher, who donned a fitted black pants suit for the occasion,cracked, "The spark was that I weighed 3 million pounds." That and the fact she'd "exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes."
The quick-witted actress and author -- who's currently touring the country in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking-- credits the Jenny Craig food and the program's consultant she could "complain to" with helping her lose the weight. "I couldn't look in theRead More »from Carrie Fisher: ‘I Weighed 3 Million Pounds’