Couple Kaleidoscope: Han Solo and Princess Leia

This week it was confirmed that the original cast of Star Wars will be back for the sci-fi film’s seventh instalment. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t wait for Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to reunite on the big screen.

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo

When I was little and my Mum worked night shifts at the hospital, my Dad would let me stay up late and we would watch his Star Wars videos. I think for that reason, the original trilogy has always been my favourite. Even more so because I love the relationship between Princess Leia and Han Solo, their space-age banter flits through the action, without being cheesy. Not really one for futuristic films, their love story seemed to make the plot easier to relate to.

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Quite honestly, I think Leia is a great role model. She’s royalty but she doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty, she knows exactly how to handle the handsome yet incredibly arrogant Han Solo, even when she is taken hostage by Jabba the Hutt she doesn’t play the damsel in distress part. And she does it all with fabulous hair.

As for episode VII predictions, I wouldn’t be surprised if Han Solo and Leia’s stubborn dispositions prevented them from ever settling down. I definitely won’t be disappointed if their clash-fuelled chemistry carries on.

Photos: MovieStillsDB and Letter to Jane


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