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Star Wars' Han Solo and Chewbacca like an old couple, jokes Harrison Ford

By Shereen Low

Published 26/11/2015

Star: A young Ford
Star: A young Ford

Actor Harrison Ford has said the relationship between Star Wars' Han Solo and Chewbacca is like that of "an old married couple".

The 73-year-old, who will reprise his role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, said reuniting with Peter Mayhew, who plays the Wookiee, after 32 years was "warm and fuzzy".

Ford told Empire magazine: "They (Han and Chewie) were very much like an old married couple to start with. I think people will find them the same as ever."

After the pair were reunited on set, Mayhew added: "I was sitting in my trailer. There was a knock at the door and someone shouted: 'Where's that walking carpet?' It was Harrison. He gave me a hug and said: 'Welcome back'.

"We still have the same bond, we still look after each other. We are like a married couple."

Girls star Adam Driver, who portrays villain Kylo Ren, admitted showing his character's personality from behind a helmet was a challenge.

He added: "What was powerful in the original trilogy is that even though Vader was behind a mask, you could feel him thinking."

The full interviews appear in this month's collectors' issues of Empire magazine, on sale now.

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