Carrie Fisher says studio sent personal trainer to monitor her weight

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds on the red carpet. says filmmakers sent a personal trainer to her home to check her weight during the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

This information was revealed in a new HBO documentary called Bright Lights, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary covers Carrie’s relationship with her 84-year-old mother Debbie Reynolds.

Both Carrie and Debbie are veterans of Hollywood and both have dealt with the rigorous demands of image in Hollywood.

Bright Lights shows a personal trainer coming to Carrie’s home and removing unhealthy foods from her cupboards.

Carrie Fisher is seen working out on a treadmill and doing lunges, all while making her trademark quips. “My question is, if you die when you’re fat, are you a fat ghost, or do they go back to a more flattering time?” she says.

Bright Lights makes its television premiere in early 2017.

Carrie Fisher will reprise her role as General Leia Organa in Star Wars Episode VIII in 2017.

Does Hollywood fixate too much on weight? Let us know in the comments. ~ Yanis Khamsi

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  1. Cynthia • May 16, 2016 @ 3:52 PM

    I’d like for someone to send a personal trainer to my house. Also a chef to cook some healthy food!

  2. moviesteve • May 16, 2016 @ 5:46 PM

    One of Hollywood’s most famous mother-daughter relationships!
    It’s disgusting (but not surprising) that the studio had a trainer hounding Carrie over her weight. Who cares?! It’s Jabba the Hutt who needs the exercise program.

  3. Yankee Doodle Dandy • May 19, 2016 @ 2:21 PM

    Are you kidding? Too many people (66%) in both Canada and America are either overweight or worse obese myself included. Let’s get real folks this leads to poor health, debilitating diseases and a shortened lifespan. Under these circumstances, who would not want to lose weight, to get healthy and to live better and longer. Any help you can get is welcome because it’s not an easy thing to do. Just look at Oprah. Does Hollywood fixate too much on weight? Yes, but it’s something that overweight and obese people everywhere need to do. If you can stop drinking or stop smoking then with help or on your own you can stop overeating and start losing weight.

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