Move over, Jennifer Lopez and your wedding dress trio, now we have something even more out of this world: the first look at the dress Princess Leia wore to marry Han Solo, and it’s absolutely perfect for him. Star Wars heroin.
Author Beth Revis writes about the moment Leia’s boyfriend saw her at her ceremony in the new officially sanctioned book. Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrelwhich was released this month by Random House Worlds.
“Leia wore a soft meadow-green dress embroidered with flowers similar to those that adorn the outside of the temple,” Revis writes, according to the audiobook obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. “It hung loosely over her body, but was shapeless. The sides were open, giving her room to move her legs and expose the laces of her white leather boots that reached to her knees. She held a bouquet of tied wildflowers with the same bow woven into her hair, and Han suspected that Leia had picked the flowers just before climbing the stairs to the temple.”
Concept art for the dress was shared exclusively on Monday by Variety.
The hair of Princess Leia, the character originated by the late Carrie Fisher in 1977. Star Wars— “it hung in loose waves down her back, with two small braids framing her face to keep the strands out of her way. She wore flowers but no jewelry. She looked more like a nymphet than a princess.”
Solo, who was played in the films by Harrison Ford, noted that “Leia has never looked more like her than she does right now.”
The book takes place after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). While he explains that part of Han and Leia’s life together is romantic, readers learn that there are more than a few obstacles in their galaxy.
“Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, are a lightning rod for all, including the Imperial remnants still clinging to power,” reads the book’s official synopsis.
To prepare, Revis said he watched all three of the original Star Wars movies again.
“I took pages and pages of notes about their dialogue, their mannerisms, the subtle ways they interacted,” Revis, who has written about the franchise before, told StarWars.com in February. “Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are just brilliant actors, and they gave me a lot to work with! I wanted this to be a story where the past was still present, but they were moving into new territory.”
The writer, whose work also plays a role in the new Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser Attractionhe tested the dialogue between Leia and Han about her husband, because he knew it was crucial to get it absolutely right.
“Arguing is Han and Leia’s love language, after all!” she said. “I can happily blow up ships in space, but finding the right balance between funny and romantic in his dialogue was perhaps the hardest thing in the entire book.”
Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel It is available in bookstores, including Amazon.