Star Wars actors told to lose weight for new movie

Veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have been told to lose weight ahead of filming the new movie later this year.

According to The Sun, 61-year-old Hamill and 56-year-old Fisher will each be supplied with a professional nutritionist and fitness trainer because producers want them to resemble their original characters as closely as possible.

Harrison Ford won’t face the same treatment as producers are said to be happy with the 71-year-old’s physique.

The original Star Wars cast are being reunited for a big screen epic directed by JJ Abrhams, after Disney bought the rights to the movies last year.