Star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Emilia Clarke, has revealed that she would like her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington to play a young Luke Skywalker.
With Solo: A Star Wars Story now less than a couple of weeks away, attention is starting to turn to the movie’s release and it’s stars. Emilia Clarke is the female lead in Solo, playing the character Qi’ra, and she has given her thoughts on who could play a young Luke should he also get his own film like Han.
Speaking to ET at Solo’s premiere, the actress said that she felt inclined to say that one of her Game of Thrones co-stars should get the part: “I feel like I have to say Kit Harington. Because I have to, do you know what I mean?”
Turning to her work on Solo, Clarke spoke about her excitement of being involved with Star Wars: “My brother was a huge fan, he’s my big brother. I was always gonna do everything he told me to do, so I watched them really young [and] got into them from him,” she said.”Then when it all came back the second time around, I became a fan all over again, because it’s just… they’ve taken it to every level. And then when they wanted me to be in it, I’m like, ‘What? OK!”
Clarke also expressed how happy she was for other people to finally see the movie: “I really cannot wait for someone else to know what happens in this movie,” she said. “Oh my God, I can’t wait.”
Are you excited for Solo and what do you make of Clarke’s half-joking response to who should play a young Luke?
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.