Poor Princess Leia. Not that she's Princess Leia anymore in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." As J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly, "She's referred to as General. But ... there's a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her 'Princess.'"

That sounds like something Han Solo (Harrison Ford) would do. But speaking of solo, it sounds like Leia, aka General Organa, will be on her own or at least feeling that way in this movie.

A clip in the trailer showed her tearful face, as she and Han were (as EW described) "reunited on the tarmac of a Resistance base." Not sure why they were apart to begin with and needed to reunite, but we're worried about why Leia might be so upset. "The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there's not much goofing around where Leia's concerned," Abrams told EW, adding that her story is one of the heavier ones in the film.

Carrie Fisher told EW that, when we meet the General again, she's not handling things too easily. She described Leia as "solitary. Under a lot of pressure. Committed as ever to her cause, but I would imagine feeling somewhat defeated, tired, and pissed."

Can't say we're shocked that she's tired and pissed, fighting the dark side for more than 30 years now, but why is she solitary? Why isn't she with her brother, Luke Skywalker, or with Han?
John Boyega (Finn) revealed to EW that soldiers raised from childhood to serve the Imperial forces were fed propaganda about Luke Skywalker, that he was a villain who destroyed the benevolent Empire. So maybe he's in hiding and that's why he's not with Leia?

Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, is described has having been abandoned on Jakku at age 5, and she doesn't know why her family left. Fans have been wondering if she's the daughter of Han and Leia. If that's true, why would they abandon her ... and possibly her brother?

Answers will (hopefully) arrive when "The Force Awakens" opens on December 18th.

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