“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Harrison Ford will auction the rugged jacket he wore as Hans Solo in the recent instalment of the iconic franchise.
All of the proceeds from the auction will go to NYU Langone Center and Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES), Rolling Stone reported.
Ford’s daughter, Georgia, has been living with epilepsy. He once revealed to the New York Daily News his continued struggle as a father. “When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating. You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life,” he said.
Ford, who donated the jacket himself and even signed in bright ink, has been a supporter of the Langone Center and the director of its Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Dr. Orrin Devinsky. The doctor successfully diagnosed Georgia with having epilepsy following years of health scares involving multiple seizures.
“I’ve been very impressed with the work NYU and the FACES team have done in the field of epilepsy research, and I hope this jacket will provide some means to further that exploration. This is a cause that’s near and dear to me, and unlike the cynical Han Solo, I’ve got a good feeling about this,” Ford added.
Meanwhile, the actor earlier teased that Hans Solo will return in the next “Star Wars” movie.
Celebrity Gossip cited an incident when Harrison was asked by a BBC News interviewer whether he could come back as the character, he replied with a naughty smile, “Anything’s possible in space, and the movies.”
Ford is also set to reprise his other iconic character on the silver screen – Indiana Jones.
Director Steven Spielberg recently announced plans to release the fifth instalment of “Indiana Jones” in 2019, Rolling Stone noted.