Emilia Clarke Discusses Solo's Director Shake-Up

Author Thumbnail BY Nico Parungo - May 16, 2018

A lot has been said about the director shake-up that has followed Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film was originally going to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of 21 Jump Street fame but they were soon replaced by Ron Howard since their style wasn’t meshing with what the studio wanted.

Some stories of these two leaving have been shared since and Emilia Clarke has decided to share some details about it. It seems like the Game of Thrones actress prefers Howard’s style of directing over Miller and Lord’s, though that’s not a bad thing per say.

During an interview with Variety, Clarke went on about how Howard managed to ease the cast into the changes being made, which isn’t easy to do. In only one day, he had earned the cast’s trust and respect, which is always good to hear since stories like these usually end awkwardly.

“He took us all in and listened to everyone. He took us from this kind of ‘what are we doing’ to a place of such ease and comfort and fun.”

Clarke also briefly commented on how she wasn’t doing too well with the improvisation-style that Miller and Lord use when they direct. The actress even admitted that she preferred how some scenes were redone by Howard, saying “Yes, thank goodness. I did not do that well.”

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters next week on May 25.


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