It’s a question that may have been bugging you since childhood or you could have only just thought about it. With all the controversy surrounding the small roles that women play in the original trilogy, is it as sexist thing?

Was he scratching his beard on a way to integrate her story and filed it in the too hard basket? Or did he just forget?

Here’s J.J. Abrams to help answer that question, and maybe pose a couple of new ones:

Let us know your theory’s in the comments below!