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Carrie Fisher: How I Became The Star Wars Blob

by | 14th, September 2014

Actress Carrie Fisher, 16, daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, poses in New York City on May 2, 1973.


CARRIE Fisher is writing about looks and beauty for the Times:

Despite the fact that I have been employed as an actor, repeatedly and sometimes unfortunately (an occupation where looks can be very much an issue) I remain immune to my physical charms. This is, in part, because, since I was 13, I have spent months, nay, years, being, on and off, quite chubby and, therefore, conspicuously unattractive. I decided early on that I was officially a fleshy and forlorn blob. Couple that with self-absorption to spare and comparing myself unrealistically with the gorgeous and, voilà, you’ve got the recipe for my delightful and disastrous self-image…


Actress Debbie Reynolds, left, and her daughter Carrie Fisher, 15, are en route to Madrid at Heathrow Airport in London, England, Feb. 12, 1972. (AP Photo)

She romanced a ten called Simon.

One day, unable to reach him by phone, I half-heartedly went to an audition for a part that would, no doubt, require a beautiful actress to play it. I

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