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Flashback: Interview Magazine, June 1977

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(Image: Matthew Rolston for Interview Magazine)

Last year, Interview Magazine posted a 1977 interview with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford on their website. The trio had a friendly chat with Geraldine Smith and Susan Pile, with topics ranging from marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier and, of course, Star Wars:

PILE: Okay, quote, “Harrison Ford plays Han Solo, the overly confident captain of the Millennium Falcon, a Corellian pirate starship. Accompanied by his Wookie companion, Chewbacca, he plies his mercenary trade outside the restrictive laws of the Empire. At times his insanely reckless manner pushes him into situations from which only his foolhardy courage can save him.”

FORD: Yeah, but, you know, I didn’t exactly play it like that.

PILE: How did you play it? Not as “overly confident”—right?

FORD: Right. That’s the difference between being able to describe it and playing it. That’s exactly the difference. It can be described as “overly confident,” but I didn’t know that at the time. I was just responding to it.

PILE: How were you directed to play Hans Solo?

FORD: I was directed to play it “faster and more intense.”

Click here for the full interview.