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Star Wars. From Princess Leia to Princess Amidala

Star Wars. From Princess Leia to Princess Amidala
Ignacio Zara

Star Wars. From Princess Leia to Princess Amidala… to Princess Leia now again. Times change and personality models too. Which one do you prefer?

Star Wars. From Princess Leia to Princess Amidala

Star Wars. From Princess Leia to Princess Amidala

Star Wars 7, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Disney, will be released in Summer 2015. Michael Arndt is already working on the script.

Some days ago, Yareah magazine announced that it is very probably the cast is made up of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and… Carrie Fisher (The legendary Princess Leia of our childhood).

To me, that is great! In the end, they have forgotten the dull Princess Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) and they prefer her mother, the funny Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Maybe this is a sign that times will change and we are going to be a little happier, forgetting the past gray years and their dull films.

Old Princess Leia and Modern Princess Amidala represent two very different personalities. Princess Leia was an average weight, happy, strong, able to make jokes and be angry. Princess Amidala (in spite of being her daughter) was extremely thin (I’m sure she disliked sweets), permanently sad, contained in her misfortune and incapable of being funny.

I’m an old person and I prefer the 80’s when we drank, smoked, made jokes and lived wildly. This new century and its strict rules are not funny at all and (what has been worst) it has a big crisis that, in my point of view, is a crisis of austerity.

Then, I’m glad to see again Princess Leia on the big screen, a symbol of a change.

In fact, Carrie Fisher (56 years old) represents my world.

Congratulations! I’m excited with this change.

**Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.

**Natalie Portman is an actress. Her first role was in the film Leon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Princess Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005).

View Comments (4)
  • Isadora

    I completely agree with you Ignacio… but I’m old too. Anyway, I think our times were happier. Good article

  • Ayax

    Well, I’m young and I prefer Leia too

  • and i am forever young at heart and in spirit – and i, too,, prefer Princess Leia – Princess Leia, from the time when women were real women and men…well, when men…real men…liked their women real…may the force be with us!

    neat article, ignacio!

  • Dave

    wow. Princess Leia and QUEEN Amidala, later Senator. Leia was Amidala’s daughter not mother

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