It’s inappropriate to speak ill of the dead, unless you’re Princess Leia Organa, excuse me, General Leia Organa. Then you can say whatever you want (in Star Wars, she comments on Governor Tarkin’s “foul stench”; in The Empire Strikes Back, she calls Han a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder”; and in Return of the Jedi, she lets her choking of Jabba do the talking). Carrie Fisher was asked at the Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo what happened to Leia and Han Solo in the time period between Episode VI and The Force Awakens. At the end of Jedi, they’re all lovey dovey, but by Episode VII, they haven’t seen each other in awhile. Also, they had an evil son, Kylo Ren.
According to Fisher, it’s because Han was a slimy, double-crossing, no-good… smuggler. “He smuggled way too much,” she said. “Girls, I know you don’t want your husband smuggling, do you? Hanging out with the hairy guy too often. I think there are a lot of problems with that. He wouldn’t take me on that hyperspace thing enough. [That’s a] euphemism.” See, this is why it’s good news Leia will reportedly have a larger role in Episode VIII. It means more interviews where Fisher refers to Chewbacca as “the hairy guy” and uses Star Wars-themed euphemisms. As long as she brings the world’s best dog.