Everyone’s favorite sci-fi princess is a princess no more! Carrie Fisher may have once been Star Wars royalty, but she’s got a way more bad-ass title in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ and we’re obsessed with it! We have the scoop.
Bye-bye Princess Leia, hello chick in charge! Carrie Fisher, 59, has a brand new title in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and its totally bad ass. But why the change? We have all the details on why the infamous princess traded in the title, here’s what we know.
Obsessed! Carrie’s character formerly known as Princess Leia has dropped the “Princess” title for a super cool new one, and we’re loving it. “She’s referred to as General,” says director and co-writer J.J. Abrams to Entertainment Weekly. Aw yeah! We love a lady in charge. In the trailer, we hear Leia giving some advice to a young Jedi, and see her hug Han Solo on a tarmac, looking distraught. Perhaps she’s the general and was directing him on a mission? Though we all know how well Han takes direction…
We’re a little sad to have to say goodbye to “Princess” Leia, though. Luckily, she’s not completely gone. “There’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess,'” says J.J.. Thank goodness! He didn’t say who slips up, but we have a strong feeling that it’ll be Han, who always teased her by mockingly calling her “Princess.” This is so exciting!
Unfortunately, the name change may be due to Leia hardening her demeanor because of a very serious struggle. “The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned,” said J.J.. Hopefully the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will provide some relief for her. We can’t wait to see what happens on Dec. 25!
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— Emy LaCroix