Day 111 – Jenny


Jenny in a deleted scene from A New Hope with Han Solo and a screenshot from the final film (both images are from Jenny’s Wookieepedia page).

Jenny was a character that did a bit of flirting with Han Solo in the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope. These scenes were cut out of the film, but you can still see a quick glimpse of her speaking with a Rodian in the final version of the film. Actress Jenny Cresswell played Jenny in A New Hope.

Jenny is also mentioned in the novel A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (so yes, she is a canon character for those wondering).

In the video below you can see Jenny get a kiss from Han Solo at about 2:20 and spot her again leaving Han and Chewbacca’s booth at about 3:25.

This seems as good a time as any to celebrate three women who appeared in A New Hope for a second or two in the background. If you’ve read my breakdown of female roles in A New Hope you know that finding women even in the background of A New Hope was noteworthy.

Start from the beginning of the 365 Days of Star Wars Women project on the January Page

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