How Many Times Does Leia Kiss Luke and Han in Star Wars?

What number of times do Han and Leia kiss?
I know.

How Many Times Does Leia Kiss Luke and Han in Star Wars?

You might think this is an odd question to ask but there's a famous kiss in The Empire Strikes Back between Leia and Luke where Leia tries to make Han jealous or envious.

Luke seems to love it…

The revelation that Leia is Luke's sister in Return of the Jedi makes that kiss seem kinda gross but hey, since we are thinking about the issue, let's count the kisses!

A New Hope

Three kisses for Luke – one for luck when they cross over the ravine trench by rope, and one when Luke returns from have successfully blown up the Death Star. The third is again for luck before he leaves to attack the Death Star.

for luck kiss gif

No kissy kissy for Han Solo.

The Empire Strikes Back

han solo kisses princess leia

Bear in mind the conversation Luke and Han have after they escape from the Death Star in ANH – Luke sways Han away from thinking that Han could ever have a relationship with her as he appears to like her himself…

Two for Luke – Han, and Leia are squabbling in Luke's recovery room and to make a point she gives Luke a quite passionate kiss – one that makes Luke feel pretty happy with himself and one that makes Han jealous:

luke and leia kiss star wars empire strikes

After Luke is safely on the Falcon after he has just fought Darth Vader, she gives him a sweet kiss of affection as he lies in the sick bay.

Han and Leia do kiss passionately for the first time on board the Falcon after they escape the attack on Hoth base. Han also gets a further two kisses from Leia, the famous one being just as he tells her “I know”:

i know kiss empire

Leia's Kiss Return of the Jedi – Now Let's Move It Fly Boy

return of the jedi kiss

Han gets a kiss when Leia frees him from the carbonite block at Jabba's Palace and two more when they reunite at the Ewok village.

He gets another two when Leia lets him know she's Luke's brother.

That means Leia kisses Han five times in Jedi.

The Force Awakens

Han and Leia do not kiss but they embrace lovingly when they are reunited.

The Last Jedi

‘Fake out' Luke finally speaks with his sister after many years of self imposed exile. They have a touching conversation at the end which Luke gives Leia a brief kiss on her forehead.

So the final tally is Leia gives her brother Luke 5 kisses and Han Solo got 8.

Watch the kissing here:

But if the question is how many times is Han Solo kissed in Star Wars, you have to add the one that Qi'ra gave him in the Solo prequel movie which makes it 9.

Let's not also forget the famous poster for The Empire Strikes Back which was modeled on Gone With the Wind:

gone with the wind poster comparison to empire strikes back

And if we are counting how many times Ben Solo kissed Rey, it was one…

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