Lately, Emilia Clarke (TV’s Game of Thrones) has been busy filming the untitled Star Warsspin-off movie that revolves around young Han Solo, currently under the direction of Ron Howard. She was announced as a cast member back in November 2016, though we still don’t know what character she is playing.
What we know, though, is that the actress clearly has a friendly relationship with Chewbacca, played in this version by Joonas Suotamo, as evidenced by a video she shared on social media.
Watch the video below .
In a Instagram far far away……. ?? (Or in pinewood backlot filming #untitledhansolomovie ) One CHEWBACCA (and one @emilia_clarke) wanted to THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU 10 MILLION WONDERSTAR-INCREDIBLE DREAM MAKERS for following me!!! ????♥? Yup. Those dreamboats at @starwars said yes, this furry ball of joy could help me thank you personally… @joonassuotamo you are more than just a cute nose and lotta hair to me. #allhailthewookieofourdreams #behindthescenes #behindthelove ????????????????????????????????
A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:38am PDT
The untitled Han Solo movie is due for theatrical release on May 25, 2018.
Gwendoline Christie also played a somewhat mysterious character, Captain Phasma, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (above). Christie, like Clarke known for TV’s Game of Thrones, says that she spent time developing her character with writer/director Rian Johnson in advance of the next installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Christie told IGN: “Rian and I did have long conversations about this character and who she was, and I was utterly delighted in how willing he was to listen to my ideas and really thrilled to exchange them with him and hear his. He really is a master writer and director, and I think we’ve seen that in the films that he’s made but I think that we truly will see that in the depths to which he goes in The Last Jedi.”
She also says: “It fascinates me to be involved in something that also resonates in other incarnations of books or of merchandise, whatever it is, because people are connecting with the material that’s outside just literally watching it. They’re connecting with it in a way that’s tactile, that’s in their lives, that stimulates different parts of their brain, [a] different part of their soul.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15.