The next actor to take on the titular role in the upcoming Han Solo movie is really quite funny. This, director Steven Spielberg himself confirmed.
Actor Alden Ehrenreich is about to take over for Harrison Ford in the Star Wars spin-off. Could he be funnier than Ford himself? This is still up for debate. But, according to ET! Online, the young actor could at least make Spielberg laugh. “I thought he had a lot of promise in comedy,” he said in a recent interview.
The legendary director also explained how the young actor first got into his radar. “He was in a bat mitzvah video that my daughter acted with him in for their best friend,” Spielberg said. “They showed me the video and I loved it and I got him an agent. That’s sort of how it all began.”
However, fans of Ehrenreich know that he has mostly taken on “dramatic” roles since he became an actor. Spielberg explained that this actually surprised him. “I didn’t know he was going to rogue [into] drama,” the director said. “He was so funny in this video, I thought, ‘I have found the next really funny comedian.’ But most of his choices have been in drama and people don’t know how really funny he is.”
Will the actor let his comedic prowess shine through in the upcoming Han Solo movie? Or will he stick with his dramatic chops? This has yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned for updates.
Meanwhile, in an interview with StarNewsNet.com, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan said fans have a lot of reasons to be excited for the Han Solo spin-off. “It should be fun,” the award winning writer said. “Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it. They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together.”