Carrie Fisher reveals why Princess Leia and Han Solo split up

The Star Wars split had nothing to do with the dark side

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has revealed why Princess Leia and Han Solo split up.

After getting together in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, last year’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw that Princess Leia and Han Solo had split up.

The Force Awakens never explained the reasoning for the split, with most fans assuming it had something to do with Kylo Ren siding with the dark side. However, speaking at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo, Fisher finally revealed the reason for the break-up.


As pointed out by Digital Spy, Fisher said, “He smuggled way too much. And girls, I know you don’t want your husband smuggling, do you?”

She continued, “Hanging out with the hairy guy [Chewbacca] too often. I think there are a lot of problems with that. He wouldn’t take me on the hyperspace thing enough,” she said, before adding, “that’s a euphemism.”

Meanwhile, Disney chief executive Bob Iger has confirmed that the third film in the stand-alone “anthology” of Star Wars films will be released in 2020.

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference last week (September 21; as reported by The Guardian), Iger confirmed that he’d hired a writer for the as-yet-untitled film; a project that appears to be at its earliest possible stage.