How Solo: A Star Wars Story’s L3-37 Differs From Other Star Wars Droids

L3 as the Falcon's co-pilot

Minor spoilers ahead for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

It's a very good time to be a Star Wars fan. Since Disney acquired the beloved property, we've seen as the franchise has released a ton of new and exciting content. In addition to the current trilogy and the myriad recently announced projects, the property has broken new ground by the inclusion of standalone movies. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second of these movies, providing origin stories to a trio of original heroes. There are also plenty of new characters introduced in Solo, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge stealing scenes and chewing the scenery as Lando's droid L3-37. L3 is definitely unlike any droid we've seen before, and the actress recently told CinemaBlend's Conner Schwerdtfeger what makes her so unique,

Other than the fact that she's female. I think it's probably her physical flexibility. And that she's kinda sentient. That she does seem to have emotions and self-awareness. There's a moment in it when she asks Lando, 'What's happening to me?' And that shows a kind of strange perspective that she's had of herself. Plus, she can cross her legs.

While laden with jokes (just like her character), Phoebe Waller-Bridge does ultimately hit the nail on the head. Plenty of droids have stolen our hearts throughout the Star Wars franchise, but L3-37 is the only one who seems to be introspective. Take that, BB-8.

Solo: A Star Wars Story introduces the audience to L3-37 when Han and Qi'ra seek out Lando Calrissian and the Millennium Falcon. While Han tries his hand at sabaac (poorly), we see as L3 tries to connect with the droids who are battling in the bar's arena. It turns out that she's a bit of a droid revolutionary, and wants other mechanical characters to have free thinking and choice.

Of course, L3-37 does still take orders from Lando in Solo: A Star Wars Story-- but for more personal reasons. She's clearly got romantic feelings for the intergalactic playboy, and therefore is willing to go on wild adventures with him. L3 gives him flack when taking orders, although Lando does remind him that he's the captain of the Millennium Falcon, and she eventually relents.

You can see Phoebe Waller-Bridge's conversation with CinemaBlend's Conner Schwertfeger below,

While L3 will probably be best known for her sassy attitude and flirtation with Lando in Solo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge wants to make special notice of the droid's flexibility. Just look at C-3PO: that guy can't move for crap.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.