Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only weeks away and Harrison Ford, doing the press rounds before the film’s release, has injected some always-welcomed Han Solo-esque humour in saying that his character and Chewbacca are like an old married couple.
The actor told Empire magazine what it was like returning to the character of Han Solo and reuniting with his furry co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca.
“They were very much like an old married couple to start with,” Ford joked. “I think people will find them very much the same as ever.”
Speaking about when old castmates reunited, he said: “It was as warm as fuzzy as you might imagine. It was great to see old friends.”
Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca, described his return to the role after 32 years and the greeting he got from Ford.
“I was sitting in my trailer. There was a knock at the door and someone shouted, ‘Where’s that walking carpet?’ It was Harrison,” he explained. “He came in, gave me a big hug and said, ‘Welcome Back’”
Mayhew added: “We still have the same bond, we look after each other. We are like a married couple! Especially when we’re in the cockpit together. I like it.”
The full interview with Harrison Ford and other Star Wars: The Force Awakens exclusives appear in this month’s Empire magazine, on sale now.
Thanks to those guys over at Squareeyed for the scoop