Han Solo and Qira

Solo's Emilia Clarke reveals what she enjoyed most about Ron Howard's hire

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May 15, 2018

We're a little more than a week away from the wide theatrical release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but revelations about its troubled production continue to leak out. Speaking with Variety, Emilia Clarke didn't confirm what led to Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but alluded to the fact that she was unhappy with some of her performances in the footage that had been filmed prior to Ron Howard joining the project. One thing she liked about the reshoots was the ability to get a second chance and improve what she'd already done. 

“Yes, thank goodness. I did not do that well," Clarke said in being able to revisit certain sequences. According to the most recent reports, Howard is responsible for 70 percent of the finished film. 

The 31-year-old Game of Thrones actress plays Han Solo's old friend from Corellia, Qi'ra. She somehow becomes involved with the gangster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), who recruits Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewie (Joonas Suotamo), Lando (Donald Glover), and a few others for some big score. While not a huge spoiler, Clarke is excited to audiences to explore  “a part of Star Wars that we have not spent a huge amount of time in before: the dark, shady, gangster underworld.”

Smuggling its way into theaters May 25, Solo co-stars Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Jon Favreau.

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