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Carrie Fisher loses 50 pounds: Time to revisit the metal bikini?

August 24, 2011 | 12:27 pm

Forget Princess Leia's "Star Wars" battles: Carrie Fisher has won the battle of the bulge. Writer and actress Fisher has gone and lost 50 pounds, now cutting a trim figure at age 54.

"I couldn't leave [the house] to go shopping ... I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes, moved into like, you know, sanskrit. I did not know they had the bra size I ended up at," Fisher said Wednesday on the "Today" show.

"I'm still not probably gonna wear a lot of sleeveless things," she added. "I think after 50 there's a law."

Carrie, the daughter of showbiz legends Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, is the new face of Jenny Craig and swears by its meal plans: "I'm not the kind of person who would say so if it [weren't good]." 

When asked what her breaking point was -- head in the freezer eating fudge pops, eating the In N' Out 4X4 in her car, then going back in like nothing had ever happened -- she simply said, "The spark was that I weighed 3 million pounds." 

Fair enough. With her newfound confidence, Fisher considered revisiting her sexiest Princess Leia getup, from "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi."

"I want to get back in the metal bikini and walk around the house like an idiot ... answer the doorbell like, 'This old thing?' ... I'll come out with a line of metal bikinis for women over 40," she said.

"It's for dignity."

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