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Harrison Ford Has Advice For Actors Auditioning to Play Young Han Solo

by  in Movie News Comment

Although Harrison Ford previously declined to offer advice to actors auditioning to play young Han Solo in the upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff, now that he’s promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of “The Force Awakens,” he’s a little more forthcoming: “Don’t do it.”

Appearing Monday on “Ellen,” the 73-year-old actor was quick to correct host Ellen DeGeneres when she asked whether he had tips for anyone pursuing the role of “the new Han Solo.”

“Not a new Han Solo, a … a … young,” Ford said, jokingly unable to complete the phrase. “It’s worse than that, it’s a young Han Solo.”

After composing himself, the actor continued: “Don’t do it. First, you know, it seems like everything’s going swimmingly, and you put in 25, 30 years, and they just … they just let you go. And they show you the door: ‘We’re done with you, thanks very much.'”