'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Spoilers: Leia Is No 'Princess' Anymore

Sarah Field

Fans of Star Wars might have several weeks yet to wait and see how the franchise's original characters, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, have moved on in the more that 30 years since they last graced the silver screen. On Wednesday, producer J.J. Abrams offered Entertainment Weekly one important detail about Leia that fans may or may not have seen coming. She's no longer going by her royal title. Instead, she's got a moniker that has clear military implications.

"She's referred to as General. But … there's a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her 'Princess.'"
"[She is] solitary. Under a lot of pressure. Committed as ever to her cause, but I would imagine feeling somewhat defeated, tired, and pissed."
"The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there's not much goofing around where Leia's concerned."

"But it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, 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."

"But it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, 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."

Although old fans of the Star Wars franchise will likely love the fact that the original actors are returning to the screen, Abrams said he initially had some concerns about Fisher's reprisal of her role as Leia. According to her IMDB resume Fisher has played small parts in recent television series, but has focused more on writing than acting. This week Hitfix reported on Fisher's lengthy work as a script doctor on films, including the Star Wars prequels released between 1999 and 2005.

"She'd been writing more than she had been acting. So I think that for her, it was a bigger adjustment, which she made beautifully."

The shoot had some newsworthy incidents, including when Harrison Ford injured his leg on-set. Recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live when Ford was asked whether he would be a fan of the Star Wars films were he not in them, Ford answered in the affirmative. Kimmel asked if it was "up [his] alley," as reported by The Daily Mail.

"It's down my block, I don't have alleys in my neighborhood."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18.

[Main photo Lucasfilm via Internationl Business Times]

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