both luke and leia were clearly children on leashes. luke, because he would follow any stranger who so much as smiled at him and wanted everyone to be his friend and be happy and was saying ‘hi’ to everyone. leia, for, well, the opposite reason. bail organa strapping leia in her less-than-becoming-for-a-princess-leash because if left to her own devices that little girl was going to kick anyone and everyone.
George wanted to see Anakin in a costume similar to the one that Luke wears in Return of the Jedi… I want to tie to Princess Leia’s white outfit and Padmé’s all-white outfit in Attack of the Clones. I wanted to make it extra sad. so I added the gift the japor snippet Anakin gave her in Episode I (x)
Today I received both the Death Star plans from Jyn and a priceless Cloud City ice cream maker from Willrow Hood, met my [daughter? niece? random person I’ve adopted? who knows], killed Jabba again (he deserves it), and cuddled Artoo. All in all, I’d say my very first comic con was a resounding success. :)
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa with her daughter Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.
This is a common refrain among the new generation of Star Wars actors: that Fisher was the one who taught them how to deal. Boyega recalled that when there was a backlash against his appearance in the first Force Awakens teaser trailer, released in November 2014—the sight of a black man in stormtrooper armor drew ire from racists and doctrinaire Star Wars
traditionalists—Fisher counseled him not to take it to heart. “I
remember—and forgive me, I’m going to drop the f-bomb, but that’s just
Carrie—she said, ‘Ah, boohoo, who fuckin’ cares? You just do you,’ ” he
said. “Words like that give you strength. I bore witness in a million
ways to her sharing her wisdom with Daisy too.”
No reflection on the franchise’s four decades would be complete without a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016. This final cover features only her character, Leia—the general, princess, and rebel who has been a figure central to the Star Wars universe from the very outset.