Back in 1999 I was in Rome to interview Harrison Ford about his newest movie, a romantic drama entitled Random Hearts.
Perhaps inevitably the conversation crept around to Star Wars, though it was Ford that raised it first, not me. I recall saying, ‘Well, since you mentioned Star Wars…’ and him replying, ‘I thought I would before you did’.
A new Star Wars movie had been filmed but Ford claimed he hadn’t yet seen it. He seemed tired by journalists constantly bringing up the subject. Would he ever return to the role of Han Solo? Could he conceive of a time when Star Wars sequels might hit our screens? It was a tricky moment but we both handled it well.
Now it’s happened. The Force Awakens opens next week. Solo is back, as are Leia and Luke. And Ford talks about it in a new interview. Read more here.