Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo has opened up about working on Solo: A Star Wars Story and hopes to work with Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo again.
“I do keep in touch with Alden every once in a while,” Suotamo told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I haven’t seen him since the premieres. Every now and then, we’ll message each other, and I hope he’s doing great. If we ever return to Solo, I can’t wait to work with him again.”
Suotamo continued to reveal the cast still had fun shooting Solo: A Star Wars Story despite the behind-the-scenes controversy and long shooting days.
“Absolutely. It was a long shoot, and there was some controversy. But, all that stuff happens outside of the film set. Actors don’t get involved with that. We were still having fun and shooting a film that we enjoyed. Visual effects supervisor Rob Bredow, who now runs ILM, took so many photos and made a book of behind-the-scenes photography. He really captured the process, and it was wonderful looking back and reminiscing about those scenes.”
Although the future of the Star Wars films and TV shows is currently being kept under wraps, with exception to The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan series, Suotamo hopes the play Chewbacca again.
“I think Chewbacca — more than anyone — is never really gone. So, I’m really hoping. I wouldn’t say no to more Star Wars…”
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