In you think about it, you only heard “Leia” or “Princess Leia” in the entire original Star Wars trilogy. But, with The Force Awakens coming out, and 30 years having passed since Return of the Jedi…they can’t still be calling her Princess Leia…right?
Well, according to director J.J. Abrams, she’s getting a new title, and it’s one that makes a lot of sense when you think about it:
“She’s referred to as General,” director and co-writer J.J. Abrams tells EW. “But … 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, 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.”