Harrison Ford, John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie on GQ Magazine!

GQ Jan16 Cover 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.


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27 thoughts on “Harrison Ford, John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie on GQ Magazine!

  • December 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    cool so finn is like a mix between pratt and smith?

    • December 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      kinda like the funny and adventurous guy?

    • December 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Hmmmnn. Usually a Jedi is the straight man.

      • December 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        yeah I would like to see a difference

        • December 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

          Same here. Give the Jedi some personality this time around

      • December 3, 2015 at 6:27 am

        A popular theory is that Finn is a red herring. He has the lightsaber, but he is in no way a jedi. “I don’t know what to do!!”

    • December 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      FINN: You know the difference between you and me?
      LUKE: What?
      *cracks a smile as he lights up his saber*
      FINN: I make this s#%& look good…

      • December 3, 2015 at 1:55 am

        Luke “what is in there?”
        Yoda “only what you take with you”
        Finn “Great! We can leave this pigeonhole at reception then…”

    • December 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      with a splash of nicolson and morgan freeman and some hint of brando and james earl jones

  • December 2, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    *Finn punches an alien* “Welcome to Jakku”

    • December 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Fine…fine…you win, I laughed. Well done.

    • December 3, 2015 at 1:36 am

      *finn fleeing the imperial star destroyer* “oh you did not just shoot that green shit at me!”

  • December 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I like Will Smith and I love Chris Pratt, but to be honest, their characters in ID and GotG both came off a tad annoying to me.

    I’m praying Finn isn’t.

    • December 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      I think that initially their characters were annoying but as the story went on, you reached their emotional core and then you understood them. So I kindly disagree with you, I think this is a great sign. But I think Finn will be more serious than those characters. We’ll find out…IN 15 DAYS

      • December 3, 2015 at 12:24 am

        You made valid points, I agree their characters were easily understood as the films progressed. They are essentially heroes so it’s impossible not to root for them. Especially because well, they are American.

        I think maybe I’m just worried because I loved Boyega as a London kid with his natural accent in Attack the Block, compared to the “cocky American accent” that he may have in Star Wars. Time will tell!

  • December 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Disappointments he’s produced in other people? Like his possible son, Kylo?

    • December 3, 2015 at 1:46 am

      Hmm, interesting. I was thinking the disappointment Leia might be feeling, maybe the two are the same? Han was a General at the end of ROTJ, yet 30 years later in TFA there doesn’t seem to be “General” attached to Han in anything I’ve seen so far…

      • December 3, 2015 at 3:39 am

        Which could be related to Kylo too. In the old EU, They said they can reactivate his rank at any time but not sure about this new one.

  • December 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    “and the disappointments he’s produced in other people”

    Does he mean….like a child that went evil? Wink Wink, Nudge, Nudge! KYLO REN IS A SOLO CONFIRMED!! 😛

  • December 3, 2015 at 1:34 am

    man, harrison went from “i’m not talking about star wars” for like 30 years, to “mr star wars” in just a couple of months. don’t get me wrong, i’m super happy he’s having fun with this again, but its still a little odd to see.

    • December 3, 2015 at 3:41 am

      I’m sure it has less to do with money like most think then it has to do with him not wanting to end his career with a whimper. I just hope he doesn’t go overboard trying to revisit past glories like Stallone and Arnold have.

      • December 3, 2015 at 3:44 am

        coming soon to a theater near you: indy 5 and blade runner 2. 😉

        • December 3, 2015 at 3:58 am

          Indy 4 was awful but his heart wasn’t in it like he seems to be here and Lucas demolished all the possible good ideas that could have came out of that one, So long as 5 is better than I’m okay with it. From what I read Ford’s role in Blade Runner 2 is equal to Mark Hamill’s in this one.

          • December 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

            Ford’s heart definitely was in Indy 5. He seemed more into that than most of his other recent performances. Personally, I think part of the problem with the film was that it didn’t really have a good third act payoff. Indy spends almost all of the conclusion of the movie dragging around his little gang of followers, rather than being the main hero. But for that, I think the movie is otherwise perfectly serviceable and enjoyable. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it was building into a riproaring adventure right up until that last act (pretty much everything after the “big damn ants” scene).

          • December 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

            4! unless you are from the future? It needed more traps. He went through plenty in the other films but pretty much waltzed in at the end.

    • December 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      There is the little matter of being contractually obliged to promote the film.

  • December 3, 2015 at 3:54 am

    So Finn is gonna be a wise ass, cracking a lot of jokes? Not what I expected, but that could work. I guess that means he’s the new Han Solo, sorta.

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