Thats not the Leia I know–is it?

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Thats not the Leia I know–is it?

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It’s true–at least in some respects, we haven’t seen Leia like this before. But that’s as it should be, because we’ve never seen her in these circumstances before. Among real people, “character” isn’t a single, unchanging quality. Where sentient beings are concerned, time and experience and the responsibilities we assume along the way bring different aspects of our nature to the fore. One’s behavior, emotional state, and perspectives on the world are different at age 45 than they were at 30, and different at 30 than they were at 15. What’s more, even considered at a single moment in time, people are complex, contradictory and multi-dimensional–we are vast, we contain multitudes. And everyone has days (weeks, months, even years) when they’re struggling to live up to their own image of who they are. Even if everything was “normal”–no other issues or unprecedented circumstances–I feel very strongly that if I’d shown Leia at 34 to be unchanged from the way we saw her in STAR WARS, it w

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