Former Han Solo Contender Kurt Russell Performs Star Wars Scene With Tina Fey


The Hateful Eight and The Thing star Kurt Russell was among a group of young, talented actors that tested for the Han Solo role in George Lucas' Star Wars (1977). Of course, he didn't get the part. It eventually went to American Graffiti's Harrison Ford.

While appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Russell and fellow guest Tina Fey, who is a huge Star Wars fans, were persuaded by Norton to perform Han and Leia's iconic "I love you/I know" scene from The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Check it out in the video below. You can also view Russell's original Han Solo audition.


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