Harrison Ford surprises Alden Ehrenreich by interrupting him in the middle of a promo junket for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Ehrenreich was in the middle of being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight when Ford jumped in with Solo director Ron Howard. Coincidentally — well, as coincidentally as these promo appearances tend to be — Ehrenreich was in the middle of responding to an inquiry regarding what advice Ford had given him when he was first cast as the Star Wars outlaw:
“He said, ‘If anyone asks, tell them I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can’t tell anyone.’”
Ford then crashes the interview, jokingly kicking the young Solo actor out of his stool before exclaiming, “Get out of my chair. Get out of my life.” The two then share a welcoming hug.
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— Alden Ehrenreich News (@aehrenreichnews) May 12, 2018
Ford’s appearance is yet another instance of veterans of the series displaying their approval for the latest Star Wars spin-off. Previously, Billy Dee Williams voiced his approval of Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando Calrissian, and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, tweeted his praise for the film.
Here is the synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released in theaters May 25, 2018.