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Tina Fey and Kurt Russell reenact one of the most beloved ‘Star Wars’ scenes

Ever wondered what 'Star Wars' would be like if Kurt Russell didn't turn down the role of Han Solo?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Dec 14, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 12:25 pm CDT

At the height of Star Wars mania season, Graham Norton was lucky enough to have Han Solo and Princess Leia visit his show—kind of.

Back in the 1970s when George Lucas was casting the first Star Wars movie, Kurt Russell was one of the many actors auditioning for the roles of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. As luck would have it, he was joined on The Graham Norton Show recently by Tina Fey, who cosplayed as Princess Leia on 30 Rock

If you’ve ever wondered what Star Wars would be like in an alternate universe where Kurt Russell got the Han Solo role, look no further than this clip, where Graham Norton made Russell and Tina Fey perform the iconic “I love you”/”I know” scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

Yep, Kurt Russell’s still got it.

Screengrab via The Graham Norton Show/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 14, 2015, 4:27 am CST