Princess Leia

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived, featuring epic lightsaber battles, surprise returns, and a single word from General Leia that has got fans of the franchise emotional. The Rise of Skywalker hits cinemas on 19 December, marking the end of the latest Star Wars trilogy that has earned £1.5 billion at the box office.
Finally, Star Wars has a female lead who has been allowed to represent “female” with absolute integrity
(SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM) It shouldn’t matter. I know it shouldn’t matter. I’m an adult. A
Something has gone horribly, horribly wrong with the system
Just when we’ve come to terms with the CGI-infested, Jar Jar Binks-laden Phantom Menace, we’re treated to the equally disappointing
Princess Leia’s presence was felt at ‘The Last Jedi’ premiere, as several attendees were seen channelling her on the red
Carrie Fisher was greater than a trillion Star Wars, she was a comic genius. Like a composer hears notes in his/her head when composing, she would imagine words and phrases, craft them to perfection and reel out daisy chains of comic jewels. If the emails she's written me were ever published I know she'd win a Booker Prize. We'd often lie in bed together (not sexual) she'd call me 'mommy' and read out scrawls from her notebooks and I'd just lie there thinking, 'how lucky am I to have this woman as a friend?' To the end of my life I'll never get over that.
The loss of Carrie Fisher, aged just 60, is a seminal moment in history for those of us who grew up with her Star Wars alter-ego. For me, as a little girl in the seventies, she was part of the holy trinity of badass female icons: Princess Leia, Wonder Woman and Miss Piggy.