– by Campbell Clark

The Millennium Falcon is iconic. As a child it was my dream machine, whenever I imagined cruising through space on some adventure it was inside the Falcon. As an adult it still probably ranks as the number one coolest spaceship in sci-fi for me. I guess it marks me out as a Star Wars fan, with so many to choose from.

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You’d assume it would be a dream come true for any actor to get to play Han Solo and act out all the scenes in the iconic cockpit of the Falcon. In Solo: A Star Wars Story, actor Alden Ehrenreich got to do just that.

Speaking at the press conference for Solo, LRMs’ own Gig Patta has reported what Ehrenreich said when asked just how it felt to step into that iconic movie set.

“Yeah, it… it’s really wild, it’s really exciting. It’s kind of bigger than you can even wrap your head around. Um. And it’s, it’s wonderful — particularly being in the Millennium Falcon is very, very cool. And very much like being in the cockpit — you know, you kind of get into the cockpit — for me it was, it was two things — one, you get in and you can’t believe you’re in it and it’s so surreal and that’s what everybody you bring to set wants to see and they have that experience, too. And then, you know, a couple months into shooting in it, you’re inside of it and you’re flying it. You know where the buttons are. You know how the chair feels, you know the yoke and you feel like, okay, this is kind of like my ship now. [LAUGHTER] And that is a… deeply, ah, gratifying.”

I think I would be giddy as a schoolgirl, so I can imagine just how on top of the world the young actor must be feeling right now as the world awaits the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Just how cool is the Falcon, is it the icon of cool to you, like it is to me? Share your geek hearts out in the comment section below.

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SOURCE: Solo Press Conference