It's not every day that you learn that Ensign Harry Kim almost ran over a Star Wars icon. But that's exactly what happened several years ago when Star Trek: Voyager actor Garrett Wong had a close encounter with Harrison Ford.
Wang and Voyager co-star Robert Duncan McNeill recently discussed the incident in the latest episode of The Delta Flyers podcast (via Comicbook.com). Interestingly, Wang revealed that he was at a Paramount Pictures parking lot to audition for his role in the Star Trek series when the unexpected happened.
"I'm actually speeding around the parking lot, and I come around this one bend, and this guy in a suit walks between two cars right in front of my car, so I slam on my brakes," Wang said. "You know when you almost have an accident; your heart is beating a thousand miles a minute? I lock eyes with this dude in the suit, and it's Harrison Ford! I look at him, and I go 'Oh my god! I almost killed Han Solo!' I would have been hated by nerds everywhere!"
Wang would later learn that Ford was also at the studio for an important reason.
"I remember reading the Variety paper, our Hollywood trade paper, the next day, and on the front page was a photo that said 'Harrison Ford at Paramount Studios for the Clear and Present Danger screening.' He was there for that, based on the Tom Clancy novel, wearing that same suit I almost maimed him in. He could have been a cripple, because of me," Wang said.
We're certainly glad that Wang was able to stop his car before disaster struck. With his quick actions, Ford was able to walk away and enjoy the screening of his film.
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