Seriously, Leia (the one from the movies...who is that Leia in the EU, because I don't recognize her?) wouldn't slap Han. Slapping a man for being too forward is the action of a juvenile spoiled little girl who thinks that she deserves respect simply because she exists. Leia comes from a privileged background, but Deity knows she doesn't act spoiled. Snotty, yes, but that's really more of a defense mechanism IMHO. When she met Han, she was confronted with an emotional situation that was *far* beyond her realm of experience. Plus, to be honest, Han *was* acting like a jerk. A lot of women find that attractive, but others raised in more refined or controlled environments would find his behavior immature. Leia was used to men that were more...subtle in their approach to a woman. It doesn't mean that she necessarily preferred or liked that approach, but she was only eighteen when she met Han. It's a big difference going from one extreme to the other. She would shoot him down with words, but not actually attack him. Leia's a balanced and emotionally stable person, so slapping a person wouldn't be part of her behavioral vocabulary. (Even in TESB, her physical reaction to Han getting too close is more of a "shove back" than a slap). YMMV, of course, but that's my screwball opinion.