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Ellen Page Was Han Solo Last Night And It Was Perfect

Oh, and Jessica Alba was her Princess Leia. Ellen Solo is now the most badass Star Wars character around.

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The star-studded reading at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles also featured Rainn Wilson in the role of Chewbacca, Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, and J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader.

Thx @JasonReitman for a really fun time! #starwarsliveread

Jessica Alba@jessicaalbaFollow

Thx @JasonReitman for a really fun time! #starwarsliveread

2:43 AM - 19 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Reitman said of the casting:

In casting Han, the most important thing is: Who has the most interesting, ironic approach to life? And when I think of that, I think of Ellen Page. She's a small human being who has the energy to fill Madison Square Garden.

For Leia, I just wanted to find an actress who was beautiful and also had the ability to be tough and funny, and I've seen Alba do all of that. And I needed somebody who would have chemistry with Ellen,
Chemistry is chemistry, whether it be between a man and a woman, two women, or two men. I have no doubt that Ellen Page could have chemistry with anybody.

But did Page nail down the most romantic moment of the film?

"I know." @jessicaalba @JasonReitman

According to those in attendance, Reitman specifically asked the audience not to photograph or record any of the performance.

Downtown at the @filmindependent #StarWarsLiveRead. @aaronpaul_8, @EllenPage, J.K. Simmons and more. Pretty exciting.

Ray Subers@raysubersFollow

Downtown at the @filmindependent #StarWarsLiveRead. @aaronpaul_8, @EllenPage, J.K. Simmons and more. Pretty exciting.

11:00 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That's right. Ellen Solo was born and it was beautiful:

My body wasn't ready for #EllenSolo. #StarWarsLiveRead

Becca Canote@BeccaCanoteFollow

My body wasn't ready for #EllenSolo. #StarWarsLiveRead

1:46 AM - 19 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@EllenPage I've always thought you were neat but now you're living the dream #EllenSolo

SJ Mueller@SJ_NerdOfPreyFollow

@EllenPage I've always thought you were neat but now you're living the dream #EllenSolo

4:57 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EllenSolo will be the best character ever created

Didier Cadena@Didi_CadenaFollow

#EllenSolo will be the best character ever created

4:09 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You know who the perfect badass is? #EllenSolo

Isaac Smith@amnesiac_catFollow

You know who the perfect badass is? #EllenSolo

4:06 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In case anybody was curious: @EllenPage makes an awesome #hansolo. #StarWarsLiveRead

Jon Paul Burkhart@jonpaulburkhartFollow

In case anybody was curious: @EllenPage makes an awesome #hansolo. #StarWarsLiveRead

2:00 PM - 19 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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