Carrie Fisher sheds 40 pounds for `Star Wars` role

Los Angeles: 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, reportedly.

"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.

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