Phoebe Waller-Bridge kept Solo prop

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 May 2018
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed a model maker turned a mouth mould used for her character L3-37 into a brooch for her to take home after filming

Phoebe Waller-Bridge had L3-37 mouth moulds made into a brooch after filming.

The 32-year-old actress voices the droid in the new 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' movie, and she revealed one of the model makers behind the moulds - used so her costume could be digitally animated - turned one of them into an sweet accessory for her to keep and remember the shoot.

She said: "Actually one of the model makers gave me... L3-37 had to have various different mouths at the beginning and he gave me one and turned it into a little brooch thing so that's cool."

And co-star Donald Glover - who plays Lando Calrissian - took home some a prop of his own, taken from filming a scene in which he had to learn how to do tricks with cards and coins.

Speaking to Collider in a joint interview, the 34-year-old actor added: "On the set for the card scene we had to learn some trick moves, like rolling the money and stuff like that, so they did give us [the coins] and I took the stuff home to practice, flipping the coins on my hand, and I still have one"

Glover couldn't contain his excitement when he landed the role in the top secret film project and ended up telling his dad, Donald Glover Sr. - despite the efforts of the team to keep the casting and plot under wraps.

He admitted: "I told my dad, and he had to keep it for a month, which he did a great job of. He didn't tell anybody except my mother, but I told my dad immediately, I know I wasn't allowed to but I was like [shrugs] sorry!

"It was really hard to get the script, we didn't even have the script until we were on-set and even then it was on these Ipad's that were updated physically you couldn't do it over Wi-Fi and it was really hard to know what was happening until deep into the film."

Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo
  • UK release: 25 May 2018

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

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