December 1, 2015


Non-Leia Females Basically Didn’t Talk in the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

So, you’re excited for the new Star Wars movie, right? Who isn’t! There will be old favorites returning, new characters being introduced, big fight scenes and… undoubtedly more female talking roles than the original Star Wars trilogy.

In a brilliant new video, New York Magazine compiled every female talking role from 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi that is not Princess Leia, the co-star of the franchise played by Carrie Fisher. Special-edition run time? A whopping 386 minutes. Non-Leia female talking parts? Only 63 seconds!

So, if you were a female Star Wars fan back in the day, you could pretend to be Princess Leia, or… a guy. Click here to read more about how The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams hopes the upcoming film (due Dec. 18) will make a good mother-daughter film.