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Young Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich is studying Harrison Ford

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 02:03

Co-stars endorse young Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich saying he is channeling Harrison Ford. Simon Thompson reports.

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Young Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich is being endorsed by co-stars who say he is channeling Harrison Ford for the iconic role in the Star Wars spin-off. Annette Bening, who stars alongside the 27-year-old in new movie "Rules Don't Apply," appeared opposite Ford in "Regarding Henry". (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS ANNETTE BENING SAYING: "A lot of actors are very extroverted, not all but many. Alden is not an extrovert even though he is a very, very good and serious actor. He's a listener, he's very inquisitive, I just was with him the other night, we were talking about something completely outside of the business and he was just... he was actually asking me quite a bit about... maybe it was Harrison Ford he was asking about? Maybe it was business?" Last year Ford, who is not involved in the spin-off about his iconic character's early days, didn't have an opinion on who should play him or what the film should be about. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTORS HARRISON FORD SAYING: "I don't think it's about being like me, it's about us being like Han Solo so I am sure whoever is responsible for that film, and I'm not, will think through the issues and problems of doing such a thing." Ehrenreich remained coy when asked if he was watching Ford's movies or if his younger Han will bear trademarks or Han-erisms of Ford's version. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTORS MATTHEW BRODERICK AND ALDEN EHRENREICH SAYING: Alden: "I don't know if my nights are spent doing that, I don't know? Matthew: "You need the scar." Alden: "Oh yeah" Matthew: "Are you you going to have a scar?" Alden: "I don't know. I think it's all being worked out still." Matthew: "Well, I think you should have a scar." "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clark and "The Martian" actor Donald Glover have both also joined the as-yet-untitled Han Solo project which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 - two years after the first Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which hits theaters on December 16.

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Young Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich is studying Harrison Ford

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 02:03