Online trolls got more than they bargained for when they took on screen legend Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia.
The actress, who has just reprised her iconic role in the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens alongside fellow original cast mates Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, found herself on the receiving end of some spiteful social media comments regarding her appearance.
Yes, this is Carrie Fisher we’re talking about here – wearer of that gold bikini, as well as star of some of our favourite screen moments, from Meg Ryan’s hilariously deluded bestie in When Harry Met Sally to Rob Delaney’s hilariously unhinged mum in Catastrophe. And no, we can’t fathom why anyone would want to cross her.
After being told by one incredibly insightful Twitter user that she “hadn’t aged well”, the 59-year-old unleashed a series of succinct and seriously sassy tweets calling bull**** on the double standard of ageing and beauty in Hollywood.
“Please stop debating about whether OR not [I’ve] aged well,” Carrie tweeted.
“Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”
Carrie also retweeted one user’s point that “men don’t age better than women, they’re just allowed to age.”
The actress explained the way she sees views her body, as a functional rather than ornamental thing:
“My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see.”
“Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys”
We might get that last one made into a t-shirt…
Carrie, who has spoken publicly about living with bi-polar disorder, was last seen at the premiere of The Force Awakens alongside her adorable service dog, Gary.