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"I've told you kids to slow down!"
―The woman, to Luke Skywalker[2]

A Human female lived in the settlement of Anchorhead on the Outer Rim planet Tatooine. She was aged by the time of the Battle of Yavin, and she wore a metallic sun shawl to protect herself from the twin suns of the Tatoo system.[1]

Late in 0 BBY,[3] the woman was walking on a quiet, deserted street of Anchorhead when she was nearly run over by Luke Skywalker, the nephew of a local moisture farmer named Owen Lars. The farmboy was on his way to the Tosche power station in his X-34 landspeeder to relate a battle which he had spotted over their planet to his friends. The surprised woman quickly ran out of Skywalker's way and shouted after him, shaking her fist at the boy.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Won't you kids ever learn to slow down!"
―The woman's line in the novelization of A New Hope[1]

The woman appeared simply as "Woman" in the final script of the 1977 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[4] The character was played by a local Tunisian woman, and her scene was filmed during principal photography in front of a mosque in Djerba, Tunisia, on April 4, 1976.[5] Director George Lucas cut the scene before the release of the film, and no image of the scene was released until the 1998 forty-first issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine published a still from it in the article "The Evolution of Star Wars: Exploring the Lost Cut,"[6] which raised the filmed version of the scene to G-canon status, the highest level of canonicity in the Star Wars Legends continuity.[7]

The old woman in Star Wars 1

The woman was also featured in three sources that adapted A New Hope. Her first appearance, in which she uttered a slightly different line from the one spoken in the cut scene, was in the December 1976 novelization of A New Hope by Alan Dean Foster.[1] She uttered the same line as in the script in two later sources: the first issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars series,[2] published April 12, 1977,[8] and the junior novel A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, written by Ryder Windham and published in 2009.[9] As the latter two sources use the script-accurate line,[2][9] this article assumes that the novelization is in error.

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