Many people were excited when Emelia Clarke was cast as the unknown female lead in the upcoming Han Solo standalone movie. Her role as Danaerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones has been well-received in many circles, and a number of people are looking to see what she can do with another role. There are also many questions surrounding her character and what her role is, especially considering the fact that we know Han Solo has a romantic destiny with a certain princess/general.
Those questions have Clarke nervous. Both of her projects have been packed with mysteries. HBO has been extremely tight-lipped about Game of Thrones secrets, while Disney and Lucasfilm are renowned for their ability to keep a secret and to force their actors to do the same. In a recent interview, Clarke opened up about her fears.
“I genuinely can’t tell you anything other than Alden [Ehrenreich, the actor chosen to play a young Han Solo] is magnificent, and it’s a delight to do something on that level with really cool actors and nice people. But it’s even scarier talking about that than Game of Thrones.”
The difference is that Clarke has read the entire script for the Han Solo film, while the Game of Thrones scripts usually come out week by week as they go through their production schedule. She knows all the secrets of the new Star Wars Saga story, whereas HBO keeps their actors on a need to know basis.
“No one knows anything,” she said, referring to Game of Thrones. “No one is told anything. It’s all crazy. It’s a secret from the cast. We generally can’t be trusted. They pretty much have told us so.”
In HBO’s mind, just as with a military or spy agency, you cannot spill secrets that you do not know. The only plot secrets we know for certain about this new Star Wars film is that it will cover six years, following Han from the age of 18 to 24. We will discover how he gained his life bond from Chewbacca, and likely how he won the Millenium Falcon from Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover.