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Harrison Ford served as an undercover consultant for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story

Harrison Ford gave his insight of the actors and the producers of the new film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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Harrison Ford has offered his two cents to the actor Alden Ehrenreich on the approach of his famous role of Han Solo in the new flick “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

“Tell them that I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can’t tell anyone,” Harrison told Ehrenreich during the lunch in January, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ford went with Ehrenreich to give its opinion on the 28-year-old prior to the beginning of the “Solo” shoot.

“I must stick to my orders from the man himself,” Ehrenreich said.

Lucasfilm president and producer of the new “Solo” fiilm, Kathleen Kennedy, spoke with Ford after his lunch with the new Han Solo.

“It was perfect, classic Harrison,” Kennedy said, adding Ford called Ehrenreich a “really a good boy.”

Alden Ehrenreich star as a young Han Solo in the new “Star Wars” movie.

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The producer, who has known Ford since “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” wild the original Han Solo approval about her new movie, so she sent Ford to the script, he reportedly gave a thumbs up.

“What [Ford] had so beautiful for Alden, he was talked a lot about what he thought when he first read “Star Wars,” and what George had done with the Han. Who the character was, and the conversations that he had for so many years with George about how that character developed,” Kennedy said. “He gave Alden that kind of insight that was invaluable. There were several times in the course of the making of the film, where Alden would actually be a listing of some of the things that Harrison had pointed out. I think that was really, really helpful for him.”

In 2015, EW spoke with Ford for the opening of “The Force Awakens” and asked the “Stars Wars” veteran if he had any advice for the person who ultimately would be the young Han Solo.

“Talk to your director. View the films. And welcome on board. Make it your own,'” Ford said.

“Solo” – director Ron Howard said Ford also had some insight for him on Han’s character.

“Han has survived and proven that he can survive, but he is never sure that he is as smart as he should be,” Howard called after a conversation with Ford. “To change that. He is not really ‘smart.’ That is not the word that he used. Han is not so on top of it as he should be. So he wants the appearance of the [control], but in fact he is often used. I think Harrison played that beautifully, and Alden and I talked about both ideas a lot.”

 

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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