Carrie Fisher on 'Today': 'I want to get back into the metal bikini'

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars star and Jenny Craig spokeswoman who lost 50 pounds in the past nine months, appeared on Today this morning to talk to Ann Curry about diets, aging, her legacy, and yada yada yada, let’s get talking about that important line! At 4:20 in the video embedded after the jump — fittingly following a brief and funny conversation about a type of marijuana called Princess Leia — the actress drops a sentence that could melt carbonite: “I want to get back into the metal bikini.” Use the force to make it happen, Star Wars fanatics!

Runner-up for best line in the interview: “I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes … [I] moved into sanskrit.” Way to make me unsuccessfully search for your next book on Amazon, Carrie.

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  • KC

    Ummmm. I don’t think so. You’re no Valerie Bertinelli in the looks department anymore.

    • R2D2


      • C3PO

        Artoo, bend over and let me give you my bronze behemoth.

      • Darth stewie

        This video makes me want to violate my own anus

    • @Actually

      I adore Carrie Fisher. Talk about an underrated actress and talent.

      • JCM

        “Underrated” is the most overrated word used on this site.

      • Elwin

        Underrated? Exactly what has she done that is good? Star Wars? Shampoo? The only reason she got the Shampoo job in the first place is she probably blew Warren Beatty and was the daughter of Hollywood royalty. The SW gig came on the heels of Shampoo. Her undying “fame” now comes from the geeks at Comic Con.

      • Zach

        When Harry Met Sally… and the script for Postcards from the Edge, Elwin.

      • john happer

        Back in the day, Carrie was lookin’ like a “Happy Meal”, and I woulda give her a big mac to go with that shake!!

      • Timmy T

        I think way underrated…. Loverboy was awesome and as a family we always watched “The Burbs”…She was married to Tom Hanks and she played a perfect fit…… She is still today one of my all time favs. She is AWESOME

      • John S.

        What about “The Blues Brothers”? Remember all of the weapons that she got to fire?

        She was a babe packing heat before babes did that!

      • Dr.Tek

        Elwin? Really? WTF kind of name is that? Talk about underated? How about over used. As in Elwin.

      • Lane

        I watched Wishful Drinking on HBO and thought it was hilarious. she’s a cool lady

      • ree

        “Underrated” may be overused on this site, but I think it is correct in this case. Have you seen Wishful Drinking? She’s a little crazy, and she knows it. She is very witty, and self-deprecating, which is a quality that most celebrities lack. Personally, I think she is pretty awesome.

    • Catherine

      Ah KC, and you have an very ugly heart and soul. And no amount of weight loss or plastic surgery will EVER fix that.

      • KC

        It’s funny you write that while you stuff your mouth with a bag of Cheetos and taking a swig out of a 2-Liter Mountain Dew, cow.

      • lol

        I can see her keyboard covered in a thick layer of orange “dust”.

      • KC

        Her mouse is probably stickier than a porn addict’s.

      • Ryan

        so you mean stickier than your mouse, KC?

      • KC

        Maybe but not as sticky as your anus, Ryan.

    • Linda

      she doesn’t claim to be

    • Dr.Tek

      I’m sure you’re not either you idiot. Sarcasm must not be your forte. Wow!

    • Regina George

      I’m not a big Carrie Fisher fan.

      • I don’t care

        Really, i don’t.

    • Frozen in Time

      After this appearance on the Today show, they put Carrie back in Madame tussauds.

  • Gregoire

    I love her, but she’s nuts.

    • ChaCha

      And that’s why I love her!

    • BFD

      Thank god a real woman. I love her.

    • BJG

      I love her BECAUSE she’s nuts. My favorite gals are all super smart and kind of nutty.

    • Jay Leno

      Did you hear about this? 54 year old Carrie Fisher said she wants to once again wear the metal bikini she wore in Star Wars. Mmhm, yeah. Unfortunately, the force that is with her is gravity. (Polite applause is heard.)

  • Karate Pants

    Oh, crazy Carrie. This gives me the same shiver I get if I try to imagine my mom pulling out her high school cheer leading garb and wearing it. It’s not really about whether it fits…

    • R2D2


    • Captain

      Crazy Carrie? That’s Torrey Devitto.

  • z

    i love her!!Wow, My best fríènd ,she just has annóuncéd hér wēddīng wīth a mīllionairě mān who is a cèlèbrìty !They mèt via~~~~Affl·uent·Sin·gle . c’o’m ~~~~ is the lārgēst and bēst clúb for cělêbrīty and theìr àdmirèrs to chát ōnlìnè. …You do nǒt hávè to bê rīch ór fāmóùs. ,bùt yōu cān meēt yóùr trùē lòvê , It’s wòrthy ǎ try!

  • Sleepy1234

    Good for her, it is important to try!!!

  • Warda

    Has she had a face lift or something? She doesn’t look like herself. I wouldn’t have recognized her without a caption.

    • jp

      Yeah, looks like she and Roseanne have the same plastic surgeon. :-/

    • BD

      I don’t mind a facelift, or 2, but when they keep doing it to the point that their faces are stretched as tight as a snare drum, then it just starts to look awful. They can only get away with so many. But I absolutely loathe lip injections – makes them look like Jar Jar Binks.

  • KDH

    She really does look much better, and healthier. And yet she still seems to have this teetery-tottery thing about her walk and her posture…like she’s about to fall over at any moment.

  • Elliott

    I wish the title of her new book had been mentioned. I loved Wishful Drinking.

  • Jim

    Her mouth throws everything off…I don’t know if it’s bad caps or bad dentures. She’s said in the past that her meds are part of the reason for the weight gain, so maybe it had some residual effect on her hips and knees.

  • jeff in brooklyn

    The name of her book is Shockaholic. Will be out in November. I love me some Carrie Fisher.

  • Pie Thrower

    I met her last year at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando. She is a sweet heart. It was just a few weeks before her father passed away (and she had to leave the convention early) but she held her own.

    Good for you Carrie Fisher.

  • Becca

    I saw Wishful Drinking on Broadway and it was hilarious! Carrie Fisher knows how to accept and laugh at herself.

  • Mike

    Love her….she inspired me to lose 30 lbs and I did!

  • obnoxious and self absorbed

    are Carrie Fisher’s middle names, no one is interested in your life, and no one – really, seriously – no one – wants to see you in a bikini; she is nuts mentally and physically don’t make us look at that

    • Captain Needa

      She’s lauging all the way to the bank and you’re driving a 1994 Cavalier. So she’s got you beat, you idiot.
      And how can someone be physically nuts???

    • Tired of Being Rational

      No one is interested–that’s why she’s being interviewed on this show and why there are so many people watching this video. She is not self-absorbed, she’s self-effacing and in a damn funny way. And I have to agree with the previous poster–how can a person be physically nuts?

    • Sue1

      She has many fans who are interested in her, who are happy she’s doing well, and who know She Was Kidding. You are physically foolish.

  • why don’t all of these starts

    just go on these shows and say “I need the money” that is the only reason they say or do anything, and EW falls for it every time and passes it onto us, we have brains such us something smart, jeez!

    • ChargedGBH

      “just go on these shows and say “I need the money” that is the only reason they say or do anything, and EW falls for it every time and passes it onto us, we have brains such us something smart, jeez!”

      The fact that you mention brains makes this post all the more funny.

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