Carrie Fisher lost 50 lbs, eyeing Princess Leia bikini (Video)
Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, has lost 50 lbs as the newest spokesperson for weight loss company Jenny Craig and says she might put on her iconic gold bikini.
"I want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot," the 54-year-old actress, told Ann Curry on the "Today" show on Wednesday. "Answer the doorbell: 'What is it? This old thing?' I'll come out with a line of metal bikinis for women over 40. If you want dignity, you wear metal bikinis over [age] 40."
Fisher, who is about 5 feet and 1 inch tall, weighed about 105 pounds when she appeared in the first three "Star Wars" films in the 1970s and 1980s. She famously donned a "slave" bikini costume in the movie "Return of the Jedi. Fisher was about 180 pounds at her heaviest.
"I couldn't leave [the house] to go shopping, because they didn't have sizes large enough. I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes, moved into Sanskrit," Fisher joked. "The spark was that I weighed three million pounds. I couldn't look in the mirror. I thought that was getting old. It turns out it was mostly getting fat."
When Fisher signed on as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, she acknowledged that being heavy had been difficult on her psychologically.
"The world is a hostile place for a fat person," Fisher says in a video posted on the Jenny Craig website. "I have to get you to overcome how I look. There is a very thin person in here trying to get out."
"I've been eating a lot of bacon since my father's passing," Fisher added on her Twitter page. "It must be my unique way of grieving."
The actress' father, singer Eddie Fisher, died in September 2010. Since she joined Jenny Craig in November, Fisher has lost 50 lbs, or "half a model," as the actress joked on the Jenny Craig website.
Fisher is currently on a one-woman stage tour for her most recent best-selling book, "Wishful Drinking."
Watch Carrie Fisher's "Today" show appearance below.