It’s undeniable that Carrie Fisher was a rare talent — and she’d have to be, to charm the notoriously picky George Lucas with her Star Wars audition. In a recently resurfaced video, originally posted on YouTube in 2006, Fisher sits down to read a scene opposite Harrison Ford (whom Lucas initially didn’t want to cast, but he was so good in the screen tests that Ford became his Han Solo).
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the rights to distribute Indiana Jones, rumors began circulating about the studios’ intentions to reboot the franchise and cast a younger actor in Harrison Ford’s iconic role. That’s not the case, however, as Ford is reuniting with Steven Spielberg for Indiana Jones 5, while recent comments from studio chief Bob Iger suggested that there are still plans to reboot Indy sometime in the near future. As it turns out, those plans may be a bit bigger than Iger implied.
Here is some Sunday morning fun for you with actor and impressionist Ross Marquand.
He's someone I've never seen before, but his work is spot-on. He performs quick impressions of celebrities doing random things and they're amazing. Check it out.
Time for some fun with Star Wars. With the opening of The Force Awakes, the hype has literally been in hyper space. You can't escape it, TV, magazines, radio, social media, everywhere. The movie may become the all-time box office champ.
But, for those who may not have seen one of the past Star Wars movies, and there probably aren't many, let's take you back to the very first movie made.
Omaze, an Internet company that raises money for non-profit organizations, has a very cool promotion going right now. They teamed up with the Star Wars gang, went on line to talk and thank some of their past supporters, make a big announcement, and throw in a little surprise.
Harrison Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to talk publicly for the first time about breaking his ankle on the set of Star Wars, crashing his plane and how Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an “incredible” movie. Oh, we should also mention he did all this while dressed up as a hot dog.