“The Cantina Cast” #145: Princess Leia Dissection Part I
It’s that time of the year where Mike and Joao do what they do best: Star Wars character dissections. In Part I of the Princess Leia dissection, Mike and Joao are joined by contributor Rebecca Benjamin to break down the original female lead in the Star Wars galaxy.
in this episode:
A New Hope
- Leia’s lack of screen time in the original trilogy
- How far we’ve come with female characters in film
- Is Leia a stronger and smarter character than Han and Luke?
- Her commitment to the Rebel Alliance
- How was she able to resist the mind probe?
- How was she able to keep herself together when Alderaan was destroyed?
- Her ability to comfort Luke after all she has lost
- Her relationship with Luke and Han
The Empire Strikes Back
- Leia’s hands-on approach in leading
- Why was she in denial of her feelings for Han
- The kiss (with Luke)
- Leia gives into her feelings for Han (the other kiss)
- The carbonite scene
- the Force awakens in Leia