During Tracy Smith’s interview with John Williams for CBS Sunday Morning, the legendary conductor revealed that he thought Luke and Leia would become romantically involved.
In an interview with CBS, Williams revealed he initially thought Luke and Leia would become romantically involved when he was working on Star Wars. Williams admitted that he didn’t know what George Lucas had planned for their relationship, especially since Lucas didn’t even know there was going to be a second film. However, after reading the interactions between the characters, Williams explained he did think that the two would eventually get together. Williams’ quote from his interview with CBS can be read below:
“I saw them as two young people in the first film that I would never see again. And they seemed to be compatible. They had fun together. They did the action scenes together. And I figured, “Well, sooner or later, they will be lovers and they’ll have children and you know, so I wrote a love theme for Princess Leia, not knowing for, like, two or three years that they were brother and sister. I’m not even sure when George (LAUGHS) told us. That was the second film, or the third [“Return of the Jedi”]. So I had to go back and write different themes for (LAUGHS) the various relationships that came into focus over time.”
Read the full transcript of the interview here.