Director Ron Howard on Dinosaurs, the Complexity of Star Wars and Turning Down SOLO

Director Ron Howard. Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com Ron Howard should not be in Hollywood. It's not that he isn't talented. Far from it. The former Opie Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham of Happy Days blossomed into an incredible award winning director. Apollo 13. A Beautiful Mind. The Da Vinci Code. Cinderella Man. Parenthood. And his latest out-of-the-galaxy hit, SOLO: A Star Wars Story. No, Ron Howard most certainly is talented. It's just that he's also so darn likable! When you think of Hollywood, you usually think of the flash and bling and divas. You think of directors who are larger than life. But Ron Howard is... well, he's ...

Emilia Clarke – An Interview with Han Solo’s New Gal Qi’ra

Emilia Clarke (Qi'ra). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com It was Saturday, the day before Mother's Day and there I was sitting in a room with 24 other bloggers waiting for the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke. As part of an amazing Disney blogger event dubbed #HanSoloEvent, the 25 of us had the insane pleasure of attending the SOLO: A Star Wars Story Red Carpet Premiere and interviewing most of the cast members. Known for her tough female characters, Clarke has been involved with some pretty high profile properties including Game of Thrones, Terminator and now Star Wars. Would the real Emilia Clarke be as tough and foreboding as some ...

Alden Ehrenreich – The Young Han Solo Interview

Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com He may play one of the greatest scoundrels of all time, but Alden Ehrenreich is every bit as nice as he is humble. Cast in the role of a young Han Solo, the Los Angeles-born actor had some pretty big shoes to fill for his lead role in SOLO: A Star Wars Story opening May 25, 2018. As part of a #HanSoloEvent experience, myself and 24 bloggers had the opportunity to sit down with Ehrenreich in Los Angeles and grill him about living up to expectations, flying the Millennium Falcon and working with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Dressed ...

Bring Friends or Go SOLO, This is One Star Wars Story You Don’t Want to Miss

  I'll admit. I honestly was a little skeptical when I saw the first trailer for SOLO: A Star Wars Story. I already had my reservations, as I'm not a big fan of prequels simply for the fact that they remove the threat of uncertain death from the film. I mean, we know Han Solo ends up meeting Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi at the Cantina Bar on Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. So short of being cloned, there's no way Han was going to bite it in SOLO. That said... I am ecstatic at how wrong I was. (Not the cloning or death part, but the movie itself.) SOLO is ...

I Was Admitted to General Hospital for an Exclusive Set Visit

Looking back to my childhood years, I remember coming home from school to find my mom and sister glued to the TV as the latest episode of ABC's General Hospital aired. Who knew just a few decades later I'd be walking on the very sets that they were mesmerized by. Yep, I recently had a trip to the hospital while I was out on a #HanSoloEvent Blogger Trip in Los Angeles, California. No, not that kind of hospital. This one was more general, as in General Hospital. Yes, I actually visited the set of this insanely popular soap opera that's celebrating 55 years on television. Oddly enough, this wasn't my first trip ...