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Earn Your Princess Leia Knowledge Buns by Watching This Video

Leia Organa, once a princess and now a general, is one of the most important characters in Star Wars. Maybe she doesn’t wield the Force in the same way as Luke and fight Darth Vader with a lightsaber, but she stood up to the Sith Lord and his scary as hell-looking interrogation device. She got the plans for the Death Star safely away from the Empire at great personal cost. She kept fighting after suffering tremendous loss. She held onto hope. In short, Leia rules.

A new video from Looper highlights the iconic character and Carrie Fisher with all sorts of behind-the-scenes facts. If you’ve ever wondered how Leia’s name was chosen or what Fisher thought about wearing the infamous metal bikini as Huttslayer Leia in Return of the Jedi, “The Untold Truth of Princess Leia” is the video you’ve been looking for. You’ll fill in gaps you didn’t even know you had in your Leia knowledge.

For example, how about her memorable cinnamon bun-styled hair? Fisher has often commented on the ridiculous hairstyles Leia sports in the films, and the video quotes George Lucas pointing out the Episode IV hair was inspired by a 20th century Mexican revolutionary look. In her recent memoir The Princess Diarist (also mentioned in the video), Fisher recounts how her stylist on A New Hope, Pat, kept trying various hairstyles until the “hairy-earphone configuration” clicked and producer Gary Kurtz said it was “flattering.”

Now I want over the ear headphones that look like Leia’s buns. Are those a thing?

What did you learn from the video? Are you ready to dazzle your friends with Leia facts? Tell me in the comments.

Image: Lucasfilm


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