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Woody Harrelson ‘psyched’ to be in Han Solo Star Wars spin-off

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Woody Harrelson says he is “psyched” to be shooting the new Star Wars movie at Pinewood Studios and is revelling in his time “living as an expat” in London.​

In an exclusive interview with the Standard, the star says he fell in love with the city while shooting his comedy Lost In London, and is now living here until he finishes his role in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off film.

Speaking from the set, he teased that his character will be on the light side of the Force, saying: “I am totally psyched to be making a Star Wars film. But the secrecy is on another level. What I can say he’s a good character, he is a mentor to Han and a criminal, but good at heart.” The film is expected to be out next May.

He added: “I feel practically like an expat living in London. It’s been great — I’ve had a great time and met a lot of cool people.”

In hyperdrive: Woody Harrelson on the Stars Wars set with co-director Christopher Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, AldenEhrenreich (Han Solo), Emilia Clarke, JoonasSuotamo (Chewbacca), co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover(Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited In hyperdrive: Woody Harrelson on the Stars Wars set with co-director Christopher Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, AldenEhrenreich (Han Solo), Emilia Clarke, JoonasSuotamo (Chewbacca), co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover(Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

Harrelson, 55, made movie history in the capital in January when he became the first director to live-stream a film to cinemas. Lost In London was shot on the streets with one camera in just one take — a process that caused severe insomnia: “I wasn’t really dealing with the stress of it very well. The biggest problem was lack of sleep. I’d lie awake thinking about all the things that weren’t working.

“But I got good advice from Paul Thomas Anderson [director of There Will Be Blood] who was in the office above mine. He came down and could see I was in the s**t. He said, ‘I know you’ve got a million things to do, but just start with one. Tackle that. And go to the next thing.’ There was a lot of insomnia, it was freaking me out.”

The film, now on at Picturehouse cinemas, followed the true events of a night out in London in 2002 when Harrelson was arrested for allegedly damaging a taxi — while claims about his private life hit the tabloids, putting his marriage on the rocks.

The movie helped him make things better with wife Laura: “She loved it. In a way, it’s a love letter to my wife. It’s a very vulnerable story. I can’t imagine why the hell I wanted to tell it.”

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