In a recent interview, Alden Ehrenreich was asked if Harrison Ford had any advice for him in order to prepare him for his role as young Hans Solo in Solo. Ehrenreich was a little reluctant to delve into specifics, but he did reveal that Ford still hates the Ewoks even after all these years. The Ewoks aren’t really popular among hardcore Star Wars fans, with many declaring that they were only introduced to sell merchandise.
When starring in The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford was attracted to the idea of Han Solo dying, something that he’s been wanting to do since the 80s. Ford originally wanted Solo to die in Return of the Jedi, but George Lucas was not for it. When he did a press conference for The Force Awakens in 2015, Ford said that he had forgiven writer Lawrence Kasdan for everything, except the Ewoks.
Alden Ehrenreich appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to discuss Solo and the host asked him what it was like meeting Harrison Ford, going further by asking what advice Ford had for the young actor. Ehrenreich didn’t reveal much, but he did reiterate the negative outlook that Ford has on the Star Wars franchise.
“He still doesn’t like the Ewoks. Think that’s a big thing for him. He hates Ewoks. It’s like FAO Schwartz (to him), he didn’t like them.”
While Harrison Ford still hates the Ewoks after all of these years, he apparently likes Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ford recently surprised Ehrenreich by crashing an interview, joking around with the young actor. That was the first time that the two had been in the same room since they got together to discuss playing the young version of Han Solo. Harrison Ford had this to say about Alden Ehrenreich’s performance in Solo.
“I just thought that it was spectacular and that he (Ehrenreich) was so smart about what he did and how he did it. I just couldn’t be happier.”
While Solo: A Star Wars Story has appeased Harrison Ford very much, he’s still not happy with the Ewoks. Ford’s opinion is one that is shared amongst many Star Wars fans. However the grudge may have run its course, and it might be time to end it. Although Ford didn’t say it out loud, his two favorite parts about Solo are that there are no Ewoks and he’s not in it. Check out the video clip below, thanks to the Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTubechannel.