“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
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