Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia had a PhD at the age of 19

Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia had a PhD at the age of 19

Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia had a PhD at the age of 19

Dr. Leia Organa will next be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, this revelation was pointed out by Dr. Becca Harrison, a professor at the University of Glasgow.

Check out the quote from George Lucas, spotted by film and TV academic Becca Harrison in a book called Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation by Carolyn Cocca.

In it, the Star Wars creator describes how the leader of the resistance obtained her doctorate, among other achievements, compared with Luke Skywalker who was "a naive farm boy".

"She's like a very sophisticated, urbanized ruler, a senator, so she's a politician.She's accomplished, graduated, got her Ph.D.at 19 and she rules people", said Lucas, according to the book. "[I needed an actress] who could be young and play with a lot of authority ... and push these guys around".

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Harrison, who also refers to herself as Dr, took a picture of the quote, posted to Twitter and wrote on Friday: 'Hang on wait what.

Of course, while Star Wars' popularity never waned, the film series was revived when Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney - a deal that came with the annoucement that a whole new trilogy would release along with standalone anthology-style films in the continuing franchise.

Over the weekend, a detail about the filming of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, resurfaced on the Internet to remind everyone just how awesome their childhood hero really was. Fisher died on December 27, 2016, at age 60.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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