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Alden Ehrenreich reveals he stopped filming after his cape CAUGHT FIRE in Solo: A Star Wars Story

He’s currently wowing audiences with his take on Harrison Ford’s iconic character Han Solo, in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

But it seems that Alden Ehrenreich had his fair share of trouble on set of the latest instalment in the space-opera franchise, as his cape caught on fire whilst he filmed an intense battle scene.

The 28-year-old actor revealed on Tuesday that he was mid-scene when he realised that his attire was alight, and although he tried to subtly put it out he had to stop shooting before it got any worse.

Shock on set: Alden Ehrenreich revealed on Tuesday that he had to stop shooting an intense battle scene after his cape CAUGHT FIRE in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Speaking to Variety, the star explained: ‘I kept going and trying to put it out, but the fire was still coming up the cape, so I had to call cut.’

His co-star Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian, seemed to have a bit more fun working with his cape as he claimed it helped him become more animated.

The multi-talented actor spoke highly of his character’s wardrobe, as he said: ‘You’re always using [your hands], and I always found myself speaking with my hands a lot more. You feel like a magician or something.’

Shock: The actor explained that he was mid-scene when he realised that his attire was on fire, and said: 'I kept going and trying to put it out, but the fire was still coming up the cape'

Shock: The actor explained that he was mid-scene when he realised that his attire was on fire, and said: ‘I kept going and trying to put it out, but the fire was still coming up the cape’

Different experience: Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian, seemed to have a bit more fun working with his cape as he claimed it helped him become more animated

Different experience: Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian, seemed to have a bit more fun working with his cape as he claimed it helped him become more animated

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a standalone film in the sci-fi series and is directed by Ron Howard, and it focuses on how young Han met his first mate Chewbacca as well as his hustler pal Lando. 

The Happy Days director replaced original helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, after they departed over ‘creative differences’. 

And of taking on the challenging role, the 64-year-old filmmaker said: ‘I was very grateful for a lot of the ideas that had been established, so there was something that I wasn’t a party to or witness, which is this classic case of creative differences.

‘But that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a lot of good ideas. There were also new ideas that I was able to bring to the table.’

Challenge accepted: Ron Howard (right) also explained that replacing original helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and making the film was 'a kind of creative experiment'

Challenge accepted: Ron Howard (right) also explained that replacing original helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and making the film was ‘a kind of creative experiment’

He continued: ‘In some instances we’d change stuff a lot, and other instances we’d use elements of what was in place, and something we’d use a scene entirely – and they’re brilliant guys.

‘For me, it was a kind of creative experiment to build on some cool creative thoughts and some fun ideas that had been launched ahead of me – and under pressure, because I did come in and there was a release date that the studio had in mind.’

Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas now, and while it nabbed the No. 1 spot at the American box office it struggled to achieve escape velocity with an estimated $103 million take.

Slow start: Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas now, and while it nabbed the No. 1 spot at the American box office it seemed to struggle with an estimated $103 million take

Slow start: Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas now, and while it nabbed the No. 1 spot at the American box office it seemed to struggle with an estimated $103 million take



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