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Woody Harrelson on Star Wars, Jack Nicholson and Having Trust Issues #HanSoloEvent

Woody Harrelson (“Tobias Beckett”). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com Woody Harrelson doesn't trust me. The prolific actor has come quite a long way from his bartending days on TV's Cheers. He's been in dozens upon dozens of popular films, including huge properties like The Hunger Games. But none have had quite the legacy and fan base as Star Wars. Harrelson plays Tobias Beckett, a rouge. An outlaw. A thief. But if Han Solo's taught us anything, it's that being a scoundrel doesn't make you a bad guy. In SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Beckett finds and basically mentors a young Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich), while pushing his biggest mantra of "trust ...

7 Things You Need to Know about L3-37’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge #HanSoloEvent

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“L3-37”). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com A Star Wars movie wouldn't be a Star Wars movie without droids. You can rest easy, though, because SOLO: A Star Wars Story doesn't just have droids, it has L3-37. Played by the highly talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, L3 isn't just any old droid. Uh uh. She's hellbent on liberating all droids from enslavement. It may sound ridiculous, but L3 is 100% serious. She obeys her master Lando Calrissian, but not without tossing a few sharp verbal jabs his way any chance she gets. She's a co-pilot with probably the greatest sense of direction this side of Google Maps. On a recent blogger trip to Los ...

Joonas Suotamo – Chatting with Chewbacca #HanSoloEvent

Joonas Suotamo (“Chewbacca”). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com With a heart as big as his shoe size, Joonas Suotamo was clearly born to play Chewbacca. The nearly seven-foot tall actor took over the mantle of Han Solo's famous Wookiee sidekick with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Original legendary actor Peter Mayhew graciously passed the torch over to Joonas, and the big guy hasn't looked back. A basketball player at Penn State University, the Finnish actor also played in Finland's basketball league, as well as for the Finnish national basketball team. But acting was his true calling and playing the lovable walking carpet seems the perfect fit for Suotamo. In SOLO: A Star Wars ...

5 Things I Learned About Paul Bettany’s Role in SOLO: A Star Wars Story

Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos). Photo Credit: Louise Manning Bishop / MomStart.com British-born actor Paul Bettany is one lucky guy. For starters, he's British so he has that really cool accent. Then there's the fact that he's married to actress Jennifer Connelly. He also gave voice to Tony Stark's computer called J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man and Avengers films, followed up by embracing the role of Vision. Yet being in the biggest blockbuster of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, apparently wasn't enough for Bettany. He also went ahead and took on the role of brand-new villain Dryden Vos in SOLO: A Star Wars Story. So yeah, the A Beautiful Mind actor (where he worked with Ron ...

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 ...