Harrison Ford likes to current himself as a little bit of a curmudgeon, even when his underlying goodness shines via his gruff exterior, however apparently he had a really productive chat with Alden Ehrenreich final 12 months to debate the actor’s then-upcoming function because the younger Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. That’s in accordance with Leisure Weekly, which says Ford and Ehrenreich met for lunch earlier than manufacturing began on the movie, and whereas Ford “saved a respectful distance,” he did provide “some very important insights into the character.” Sadly, we don’t know what these insights really are, as Ford apparently instructed Ehrenreich to maintain quiet about every thing he mentioned.
Ehrenreich says Ford advised him to say that he gave him the entire recommendation he’d want however that he couldn’t inform anybody what it was, which can sound like an ideal “I’m Harrison Ford and I’m cranky” joke, however supposedly he actually did give Ehrenreich some helpful data on Han’s psyche. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy even says that Ehrenreich would sometimes recount issues Ford had mentioned at their assembly whereas they had been filming Solo, which he most likely couldn’t have performed if Ford had solely advised him to faux they’d a superb speak.
In fact, there’s additionally the very possible chance that Harrison Ford is simply ecstatic that he not needs to be Han Solo anymore, as he by no means publicly embraced the function like Mark Hamill has with Luke Skywalker. Maybe he acknowledged this as a chance to let Ehrenreich absolutely take over the character, lastly releasing him from the burden of that rattling black vest and funky gunslinger belt.