Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a bit of a rough go of it during its production, from original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller being fired and replaced with Ron Howard to speculation that an acting coach was brought on set to aid Alden Ehrenreich in his performance. Whilst it’s always difficult to know just what is true and what isn’t, a new report from an anonymous actor on the film has certainly added some weight to these claims.
The actor, who worked under both Lord and Miller and Howard during filming spoke to Vulture where he revealed some interesting details about the troubled production discussing some of the aspects, including what it was like to work under the original pair who he claims were ‘out of control‘. He explained.
“After the 25th take, the actors are looking at each other like, ‘This is getting weird.'”
It certainly sounds as though the directors, whose last theatrical release was 22 Jump Street, were in way over their heads with such a big production. Early reports indicated that the directors were taking a much more ‘improvisational approach to the film’s script – something which may have led to so many takes. He also revealed that working with Howard was much simpler and that many of the reshoots were in fact to redo the scenes that Lord and Miller had shot.
The whistleblower almost commented on the rumors that lead star, Ehrenreich, required an on-set acting coach – something which we reported on last year. He told Vulture.
“Trying to mimic Harrison Ford is really tough, Lucasfilm wanted something very specific: copying someone else. Alden’s not a bad actor — just not good enough.”
It certainly sounds as though much of the issue wasn’t so much with Ehrenreich’s ability to act, just as his ability to act like Harrison Ford, which let’s be honest – you kinda want Han Solo to do. The source did say that the actor’s performance did ultimately improve once the acting coach was brought on.
Hopefully the film will actually be up to scratch when it hits theaters May 25th.
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