What Princess Leia wants, Princess Leia gets.
An eagle-fan noticed an increase in the number of necklaces sported by characters in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" promos, and tweeted at director Rian Johnson to find out what the deal was. Turns out, the late Carrie Fisher requested the bling!
The necklaces pointed out by the Twitter user are worn by Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron and Kelly Marie Tran's new addition, Rose Tico. The latter's necklace is "significant to Rose's backstory," as Tran told Entertainment Weekly.
In rehearsals Carrie grabbed my arm and told me with great urgency that we needed "space jewelry." I thought that was a fabulous idea. So.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 3, 2017
"It is an object that she kind of has throughout the film and it is representative of more than the object itself to her," Tran teased cryptically. "So, yeah, that's all I can say. It has significance that is, to me, something that means more than just what the object itself is."
Leia herself wears earrings, as depicted in the promo image above. Rings are in abundance. Benicio del Toro's hacker character, DJ, is seen wearing one in a pic released by Vanity Fair. A black jeweled ring is included with the Supreme Leader Snoke toy and some fans are speculating it is a kyber crystal. And there are rumors that Luke Skywalker wears a necklace with a red jewel that is supposedly Darth Vader's kyber crystal.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens December 15.