If followers have been apprehensive in regards to the delay within the Solo: A Star Wars Story advertising rollout, it’s time to calm down, as a result of it’s right here in full drive (no pun supposed). Contemporary off the reveal of the primary trailer (and pictures and posters), Lucasfilm goes HAM on the Solo marketing campaign with an EW cowl story stuffed with official interviews and new particulars. One such new nugget of data is the affirmation that the OG Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, quietly suggested Alden Ehrenreich on his strategy to the enduring character.
Ford is famously ambivalent and generally curmudgeonly about his Star Wars fame and usually talking would moderately simply not discuss it, thanks very a lot. His on-the-record statements in regards to the Han Solo origin story have been characteristically disinterested — “Let’s make them responsible for those questions you might think to ask me because I‘m not involved,” he informed Reuters in 2015. Nevertheless, the actor was noticed eating with Ehrenreich forward of manufacturing early final 12 months and EW has some particulars on the perception he contributed to the brand new movie.
Don’t count on to listen to the knowledge from Ehrenreich himself. The younger actor says Ford started by advising him, “Tell them I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can’t tell anyone.” Ehrenreich defined, “I gotta stick to my orders from the man himself.”
Nevertheless, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy supplied a bit extra element on the perception Ford supplied, from one actor to a different.
“What [Ford] did so superbly for Alden was he talked lots about what he remembered when he first learn Star Wars, and what George had performed with Han. Who the character was and the conversations he had for therefore a few years with George about how that character developed…He gave Alden that type of perception which was invaluable. There have been a number of occasions in the midst of making the film the place Alden would truly recount a few of the issues that Harrison had identified. I believe that was actually, actually useful to him.”
Director Ron Howard took the helm of Solo after authentic administrators Phil Lord and Chris Miller departed the challenge over artistic variations, and it appears Ford was sport to pop again in with a bit of recommendation for the newly onboard filmmaker. Howard says,
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“Harrison’s a really considerate actor and an artist, and I needed to know what he realized in regards to the character… He stated that Han is at all times torn between that sense that he was, in a method, an orphan, and subsequently each yearned for reference to folks and struggled with it on the similar time. I assumed that was fairly attention-grabbing.”