Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Michael K. Williams Talks About The Scenes He Shot For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

By: Dominic Jones

One of the casualties of the infamous directors switch on Solo: A Star Wars Story was Emmy-award winning actor Michael K. Williams who was originally slated to play Dryden Vos in the film.  Williams had finished shooting all of his scenes with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller when they were removed from the project and replaced by Ron Howard.  Williams was unavailable to reshoot his scenes with Howard and was ultimately replaced by Paul Bettany as a result.

Williams spoke about the directors change and some of the scenes he did shoot for the film in a recent interview with EW Morning Live.  Williams said,

"What saddens me most is I was very proud of the work that I did. What I believe I have created with Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson and Alden [Ehrenreich, who plays Solo]… I thought it was some great work. We was on the spaceship, and we all had these amazing scenes together, and I thought it was a great opportunity, and I thought it was some great stuff. It’s unfortunate the world won’t get to see it."

As for the change itself, Williams said,

"That was such an odd turn of events. That’s not the norm. As crazy a town as Hollywood is — I like to be the one that says I’ve seen a little bit of everything in this town — that was one for the textbooks"

You can hear Williams talk about Solo in the clip below,

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th, 2018 and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi'Ra, Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, and Paul Bettany (The Avengers) as Dryden Vos.  The film is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), with a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time).

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