In the nonstop juggernaut that is “The Force Awakens” marketing machine, the British GQ magazine has an exclusive interview with Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. There’s also quotes from John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie.
Ford describes exactly do we find our favourite intergalactic smuggler in “The Force Awakens”:
“I think all the elements of Solo are somewhat preserved in the next movie. The fallibility remains, if we’re to call it that, although we don’t pretend that he is the same person or the same age as he was then. He has been changed inside and out… [He’s been through the] same old shit every man goes through. Disappointment. His disappointments and the disappointments he’s produced in other people.”
Ford went onto to describe how he found his characters portrayal in the original trilogy:
“I was happy enough with the character but I thought there ought to be… more. As we did a sequel, there was the romance with Leia and the tensions with Luke that I thought was fine, and in the third one I thought let’s have Solo [killed]. I thought let’s get some bottom in this, add some bass notes to this thing. To me [killing Solo] seemed like the obvious utility, to have him whacked and create some drama. That didn’t happen. And thank God no one listened to me!”
Gwendoline Christie was then asked about how she felt on becoming part of this huge franchise:
“I’m an idiot. An idiot. Rather naively I don’t always think about the other aspects. I just think, ‘Ooh! Star Wars, that would be exciting…’ I never once actually thought, ‘This is for life’.”
John Boyega also discussed his character of Finn:
“When I’ve spoken with JJ [Abrams], he would use other films to explain him, like Will Smith from Independence Day or Chris Pratt from Guardians Of The Galaxy.”
The full interview is available in the January issue of GQ which goes on sale Monday. Thanks to Star Wars News Net for the extracts.
In related news Harrison Ford appeared on “The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon”, where he went on to describe how he got injured on the set of “The Force Awakens”. To help his antidote, he uses an Han Solo action figure, check out the video below.