Woody Harrelson, one of the stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, has revealed that he took the role partly because of his admiration for Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
It’s quite well known that Woody Harrelson was a little tentative about joining Solo: A Star Wars Story, initially turning down the role of Beckett.
Harrelson, of course, changed his mind and joined the rest of the cast and crew but the actor has now revealed what helped him in his decision. Speaking to Radio Times, Harrelson praises L3-37 actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, saying that she was a big part of his decision:
“Oh god, I just love Phoebe. She is just such a delightful, fun and uplifting friend.
“A friend of mine told me about Fleabag and I watched it all. I love it. Love it! There aren’t many episodes and I wish there were more. Luckily she is doing another season.
“I was really debating doing this film and, in fact, I actually turned it down at first because I had been on such a long string of work and I just wanted to be home with my family.
“Thankfully I ended up doing it because I now can’t imagine not knowing Phoebe.”
Waller-Bridge’s L3-37 certainly made her presence known during the film, causing all kinds of havoc and commotion, as well as becoming an important part of future events.
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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, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) as Weazel.