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7.5st.Carrie Fisher was “too fat” to play Leia

Princess Leia may have been many a boy’s bedroom fantasy but Carrie Fisher who played the incestual pin-up nearly didn’t get the part because movie bosses thought she was “too fat”.

Talking on US chat show MSNBC's Today, the actress (who was a fatty-boom-boom 7.5st when she played the part) said she wished she had turned down the iconic role anyway;

“I would never have done it. All I did when I was really famous was wait for it to end."

Fisher is currently promoting her new book ‘Wishful Drinking’.

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