Carrie Fisher sheds 40 pounds for 'Star Wars' role

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: May 11 2014, 16:51pm hrs
Actress Carrie Fisher has shed 40 pounds to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.

The 57-year-old actress was working hard to get back in shape for the role, reported E!Online.

"She's very excited about it. She's been on a diet ever since because you know they have to be up to par, so she looks terrific. She's lost 40 pounds. She's very excited, as we all are, because we all love 'Star Wars'," the actress' mother Debbie Reynolds said.