To continue with their “Solo: A Star Wars Story” coverage, Entertainment Weekly talks to the man himself Alden Ehrenreich about playing Han Solo, as well as some of the new and familiar faces he will meet along the way.
You can check out a portion of Entertainment Weekly’s interview with Alden Ehrenreich below:
Entertainment Weekly: Tell me your perspective on it. How would you characterize the journey this character is on?
Alden Ehrenreich: I think it tells the story of a young man pursuing a dream to get out of his pretty rough upbringing, and a lot of the story is him trying to make this dream come true and finding out that it’s a lot harder than he had imagined.
Entertainment Weekly: Let’s talk about the other people in this character’s life. Qi’ra, Emilia Clarke’s character, is a big part of young Han Solo’s early years. What do we need to know about the two of them?
Alden Ehrenreich: Yeah, they’ve known each other for a long time and she’s a very important person in his life
Entertainment Weekly: Is she more savvy than he is? Less idealistic? How would you contrast their personalities?
Alden Ehrenreich: I think she has a slightly different way of handling herself in this tough universe. She’s better at working the system rather than bucking against it
Entertainment Weekly: Solo also meets Chewbacca for the first time in this film, and Ron says it’s not an instant Love Connection. Wookiees take a lot of effort before trusting someone, right?
Alden Ehrenreich: Well, I think with anyone you meet in these tough worlds, trust doesn’t come easily, and both of them are very strong willed.
Entertainment Weekly: That brings us to Lando. Will this movie show us their first encounter, or does Han know him already from years past?
Alden Ehrenreich: Han and Lando meet in this film. And I meet L3.
Entertainment Weekly: Are they … rivals? Friends? Enemies? Something in between?
Alden Ehrenreich: That’s very hard to answer without giving things away, but I will say that their relationship is many different things. As it is when you see them in the originals.
Be sure to check out the fill interview over at Entertainment Weekly, where Alden Ehrenreich talks about meeting with Harrison Ford for the role!