Watch Full 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Press Conference with Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich

Solo A Star Wars Story LA Press Conference

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY finally hits movie theaters May 25 starring Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany under the direction of Ron Howard. The stars and filmmakers gave some insight into the making of the standalone STAR WARS movie at the Los Angeles press conference. Watch as they reveal how they came to their roles and why Donald Glover asked to be in the film. 

Alden Ehrenreich (“Han Solo”), Donald Glover (“Lando Calrissian”), Emilia Clarke (“Qi’ra”), Paul Bettany (“Dryden Vos”), Woody Harrelson (“Tobias Beckett”), Thandie Newton (“Val”), Joonas Suotamo (“Chewbacca”), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“L3-37”), director Ron Howard and screenwriters Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan (EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) were present at the Los Angeles press conference in Pasadena.

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During the 40 minute interview, the actors, screenwriters and director revealed some behind the scenes during the filming and writing of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Donald Glover admits he practically begged to get the role of Lando Calrissian. He's been a fan of Billy Dee Williams' character and if there was ever a time a young Lando would come to the big screen, he would have to play him. 

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Thandie Newton also told a cute story about her young child meeting R2-D2 on the set. The actors praised both the writers and Howard for bringing a clear vision to the Han Solo stand alone movie which only indicates that under the first co-directors, the actors were in complete chaos. 

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