LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- When Princess Leia returns in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens she will be answering to a new title.
"She's referred to as General," Abrams said "But ... there's a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her 'Princess.'"
"The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there's not much goofing around where Leia's concerned," the director continued. "But it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, back in scenes together. I can only imagine the baggage that they bring to it, I'm just a fan who loves this stuff, but they've been living with it — and living in it — since '77."
Fisher admitted to the hardships her character would be facing also mentioning that Leia will be "under a lot of pressure. Committed as ever to her cause, but I would imagine feeling somewhat defeated, tired, and pissed."
Earlier this month, Disney released five new The Force Awakens character posters which revealed Leia's new look and left fans to speculate what her new role in the film might be. "Oh Luke, don't ask for the moon, we have the force," Fisher tweeted alongside a photo of General Leia.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters Dec. 18.