Star Wars: Mark Hamill Reveals Why Leia is so Relevant in the Skywalker Saga

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There is little doubt that Leia Organa is one of the most important characters in the Star Wars franchise. However, Mark Hamill has once again proven that the late Carrie Fisher's princess-turned-general is the only reason why Star Wars even got started in the first place.

A fan recently reached out to Hamill on Twitter about how someone reacted to their daughter's choice of shoes. "My 5 year old daughter picked these shoes, and a boy at school said Star Wars is for boys. She said Star Wars is for girls too," the fan wrote before asking Hamill what he thought about this. Not surprisingly, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor had an impressive answer. Take a look at his tweet below.

"I think Luke & Han are lucky Leia took over their 'rescue' on the Death Star or it would've been a very short movie," Hamill wrote.


It's an awesome response that makes perfect sense. Although Leia was initially introduced as a feisty damsel in distress, she would later prove that she can handle everything just fine on her own. Needless to say, Leia was the one who made sure that Luke Skywalker and Han Solo would survive until the Star Wars sequel trilogy. With that in mind, Leia is the one true hero of the Star Wars franchise.

You can see more of Fisher as Leia in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is still screening in theaters worldwide.

Related: Carrie Fisher's Daughter Played Young Leia in The Rise of Skywalker Flashback Scene