Harrison Ford Thinks He Knows Why Fans Relate to "Star Wars," Is He Right?

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Harrison Ford dished about the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as his role as Han Solo in a recent interview with Fox411. The actor, who survived a plane crash earlier this year, claims to know why fans have related to the Star Wars films throughout all these years.

“Segments of the audience were able to find a character in the story overall that they could relate to,” he said. “Girls related to Princess Leia, young men related to Luke Skywalker.”

When asked if fans could relate to his character, Harrison Ford was a bit skeptical.

“Han Solo represents a distant point of view about things, a little separation from the belief system, The Force,” he said.

It was almost 30 years ago when Harrison Ford first worked with Stars Wars: The Force Awakens director, JJ Abrams.

“I've always admired JJ's work,” he said. “We worked together 25 or 28 years ago on a movie called Regarding Henry that he wrote, one of the first things he had written.”

His comfort with the director is one of the main reasons Harrison Ford signed on to star in this latest Star Wars film.

“Before JJ and I talked, I had read the script and I saw what the blueprint for the whole enterprise was,” Ford said. “I thought the opportunities for the characters were interesting. I love how it was knitted into the story overall.”

Do you think Harrison Ford hit the nail on its proverbial head regarding the reason fans relate to all the Star Wars films?

Will you be checking out Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it opens in theaters nationwide on Friday?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.