Carrie Fisher reveals why Leia and Han weren’t together in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Actress Carrie Fisher held court during a Q&A at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainer Expo, where she revealed why Leia and Han were no longer together by the time the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens happened…

While speaking at a special Q&A at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainer Expo, Carrie Fisher had a bit of fun with the Star Wars fans in attendance. Talking about the Star Wars saga in general, as well as Leia and Han’s relationship, Fisher naturally had the audience hanging on her every word.

"“He smuggled way too much and…girls, I know you don’t want your husband smuggling, do you?”"

Obviously, you can tell that Fisher is having fun with the crowd, but Han’s continued smuggling probably would put a strain on their relationship, especially since Leia had aspirations to the new Senate.

Fisher also mentioned that Han was hanging out with “that hairy guy,” whom we all know is Chewbacca. Not cool Leia, men need bros, it’s just the law of marriage. You get girlfriends and he gets a walking carpet. Fisher continued, rather hilariously,  relating reasons why Leia and Han didn’t work:

H/T – Gamespot 

"“He wouldn’t take me on that hyperspace thing enough. [That’s a] euphemism.”"

When asked by the host, if the hyperspace ever got old, Fisher replied no, and that they had robots for that. Oh boy, Carrie Fisher is always good for a magnificently awesome quote, and this is why we love her.

The full Carrie Fisher Q&A was recorded and posted to YouTube by Disneyland Experience, and there are some neat soundbites to go over.

In case you don’t want to listen to the whole thing, here’s where you can catch the interesting parts:

  • Regarding the rumors that Star Wars: Episode VIII will be “dark”: 18:20
  • She mentions something about floating through the air, in Star Wars: Episode VIII: 33:12
  • Regarding Rey’s parentage, and if Luke could be the father: 33:35

Fisher does say that Mark [Hamill] — Luke Skywalker — was too mystical to screw around and go on a space date…there goes the Rey is Luke’s daughter theory.

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In all seriousness, Fisher does say at the beginning of the panel for the fans not to trust a single word she says, so, try taking everything divulged here with a rather large grain of salt. We love you, Carrie Fisher, please never, ever change.