So there's this scene at the end of "Star Wars: the Force Awakens" that rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way, and director JJ Abrams is really sorry about it. He swears, it was a mistake. See, after … something … happens in the movie (ask your friends), General Leia (Carrie Fisher) meets new series' hero Rey (Daisy Ridley) for the first time and gives her a big hug. Which is fine, except she walks right passed Chewbacca to do it. What? Does she still think of the the Wookiee as nothing more than a walking carpet?
"That was probably one of the mistakes I made in that. My thinking at the time was that Chewbacca, despite the pain he was feeling, was focused on trying to save Finn [John Boyega] and getting him taken care of,” Abrams tells Slashfilm.
“So I tried to have Chewbacca go off with him and focus on Rey, and then have Rey find Leia and Leia find Rey. Had Chewbacca not been where he was, you probably wouldn’t have thought of it. But because he was right there, passed by Leia, it felt almost like a slight, which was definitely not the intention."
I don't know, I think she's still just kind of snooty toward Wookiees. Remember in the first movie when she handed out those medals at the end but didn't give one to Chewbacca? It's a pattern of behavior, man.