Alden Ehrenreich's cape caught fire while shooting Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 May 2018
Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Ehrenreich

American actor Alden Ehrenreich has revealed that his cape caught fire on the set of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Alden Ehrenreich's cape caught fire on the set of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'.

The 28-year-old actor plays the role of a young Han Solo in the new Ron Howard-directed movie, and Alden has recalled one particularly dramatic moment on set, when his cape caught fire as he was trying to shoot a battle scene.

Speaking to Variety, Alden shared: "I kept going and trying to put it out, but the fire was still coming up the cape, so I had to call cut."

By contrast, Alden's co-star Donald Glover - who plays the part of Lando Calrissian - found his own cape to be a good on-set aid, as it stopped him from keeping his hands at his sides.

He explained: "You're always using [your hands], and I always found myself speaking with my hands a lot more.

"You feel like a magician or something."

Meanwhile, Ron recently admitted he saw 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' as a "creative experiment".

The 64-year-old filmmaker belatedly replaced Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as the director of the movie and, although he was nervous about taking on such a big role, he saw it as a challenge.

He shared: "I was very grateful for a lot of the ideas that had been established, so there was something that I wasn't a party to or witness, which is this classic case of creative differences.

"But that doesn't mean that there wasn't a lot of good ideas. There were also new ideas that I was able to bring to the table. In some instances we'd change stuff a lot, and other instances we'd use elements of what was in place, and something we'd use a scene entirely - and they're brilliant guys.

"For me, it was a kind of creative experiment to build on some cool creative thoughts and some fun ideas that had been launched ahead of me - and under pressure, because I did come in and there was a release date that the studio had in mind."

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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