The British GQ magazine has an exclusive interview with Harrison Ford in their new January issue, which is a Star Wars special ahead of The Forces Awakens release this month. Read on for a few quotes from Ford along with an extra quote from Gwendoline Christie and John Boyega.
On where we find Han Solo 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.”
On the Han Solo from 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!”
On becoming part of another 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.’”
On his character 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.”
Read the full interview in the January issue of GQ, on sale Monday!
Thanks to the team at GQ magazine for sending the quotes.