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J.J. Abrams Explains Leia’s Change from Princess to General

Entertainment Weekly reported today that, at a Sirius XM town hall, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams explained that the change from princess to general was due to her personal evolution over time. “I think it’s sort of like any of us, you like to think you evolve and go through life experiences and become something else,”...

Carrie Fisher Talks About Princess Leia Being Allowed to Age in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hollywood has been talking about sexism in the industry a lot lately, and the difficulty for women over 30 to get roles that matter. The ones that do are often asked to do extraordinary things to their bodies to make it look like they haven’t aged. Carrie Fisher, however, was allowed to look like herself in Star Wars: The Force Awakens...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Brand New Character Posters Reveal Weapons of Choice

  Disney and Lucasfilm have released all new character posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We have new looks at Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher, who sprinkled glitter on the people meeting her at Comikaze Expo this weekend because she is awesome) and Kylo Ren (Adam...

Rumor: No More Slave Leia Star Wars Merchandise – Don’t Assume I’m All For This

The big Star Wars rumor of the day is that Disney will be retiring Slave Leia merchandise. Of course everyone assumed I’d be all for this. I’ve been hearing about it all day. Not so fast. First of all, here’s the info. The rumor comes to us from Making Star Wars, who says “Princess Leia’s Slave Leia costume is being...

Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher Advises Daisy Ridley: “Don’t Be A Slave”

For all the controversy surrounding the mere casting of John Boyega and the swarm of small (but not insignificant) outrages directed toward him, his co-star Daisy Ridley seems to get a bit lost in the shuffle. But she’s still got just as much at stake here, she’s making the same huge step as Boyega. Something Carrie Fisher is all too willing...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 15 Alison Haislip, Matthew Solomon, Star Wars and SWSX Gamergate Fiasco

  On this week’s 15th episode of the Legion of Leia Podcast, my co-hosts Anastasia Washingtonand Sabina Ibarra and I welcome returning guest Matthew Solomon, writer and director of the upcoming horror film Chatter and the amazing Alison Haislip, who is in the film, has appeared all over the entertainment sphere including G4...