Director J.J. Abrams revealed Leia won’t go by “Princess” in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, while Carrie Fisher — who will reprise the role in the film — offered a few details about the character’s mindset when we see her.
“She’s referred to as General,” Abrams revealed. “There’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’”
“The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned,” he added. “But it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison [Ford], back in scenes together. I can only imagine the baggage that they bring to it, I’m just a fan who loves this stuff, but they’ve been living with it — and living in it — since ’77.”
Fisher also described “The Force Awaken’s” Leia as “solitary. Under a lot of pressure. Committed as ever to her cause, but I would imagine feeling somewhat defeated, tired and pissed.”
Additionally, if there’s one thing she wants fans will take away from this latest incarnation of Leia, it’s “Never give up.”
Opening Dec. 18 in North America, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fish, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow.
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