I was invited on an all expense paid trip by Disney to share the Solo Press events with you. All opinions are honest and my own.
When I think of style and class I think of Paul Bettany. I’m a huge fan. Excited doesn’t seem to cover how I felt getting to interview him for the Solo press junket. Check out my interview with Paul Bettany and learn why I’m an even bigger fan after interviewing him!
Paul Bettany and his Vision for Solo: A Star Wars Story
Paul Bettany on his character Dryden Vos: “some people are gifted at playing the piano and some people are gifted at murder and torturing people. That’s really fun to play.”
I was on the set in my “ship” and a R2 droid went by carrying champagne flutes on it. I had that moment of, “F… I’m in a Star Wars movie. This was how Paul Bettany chose to start off our interview. We all laughed and thought it was a very real moment for him. If I had been on the set I would have done the same thing.
Paul Bettany was very real in our interview. He stated, “In 1977 I saw Star Wars and I was 6 and it took me out of my very depressed universe (London was very depressed in the 1970’s.) I’m in the Avengers and I was like there’s no way I’d get to be in Star Wars. So I texted Ron, “Have you ever spent long winter evenings, like I have, wondering why you’re not in Star Wars.” He texted back LOL and give me a minute. Two weeks later I was on a plane to London to start filming Star Wars.”
Believe it or not he said, “his face was normal and the scars and his nails were all computer generated. I also can’t make my eyes bleed.” Me either, Paul!
Is it hard to jump from a super hero to a villian?
PB: There were times when the make up crew from Star Wars were finding bits of purple on my from playing Vision. The amount of work it takes to get that make up off is ridiculous. But no I was fortunate to go back and forth between the two and make it work.
How does it feel to be in two huge blockbusters?
PB: It feels pretty great. It feels really good to go around the world selling something the world wants to buy.
On working with Ron Howard:
PB: I was so impressed with seeing Ron Howard be so accomplished and so welcomed into a tricky situation for him. He’s just a fine actor and inclusive director. He’s so confident that he can be so open and collaborative. He’s open to listen. Emilia said the same thing.
On what it was like to be on set:
PB: I got to bring my children on to set and even some of my friends children on to set. I was like a tour guide. It was pretty great.
What is your legacy for your children?
PB: The thing I’m most proud of with my kids is that they always say please and thank you. There time spent on devices is really limited. they have to ask questions and be engaged with other people when we’re out in restaurants. What I notice about them is that they have a confidence within themselves that I really lacked. Deep down inside they know that they are excellent company. They know how loved they are and how lovable they are. We’ve tried to innoculate them from the weird and odd things that can happen. When we fly together we fly coach. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up drooling with a camera in my face.
Do your kids think it’s cooler that you’re an Avenger or in Star Wars?
PB: They like them both. Well, the Avengers has kept us in shoes the last few years. They’re really aware of their privilege. I’m not willing to raise one of those children. I want to raise them prepared for life
Before you go check my blog out on my facebook page and twitter here. Then grab my Solo Printables and check out how the trip would go here. Here’s my red carpet post, my General Hospital post in case you’re interested and my Solo review. So go get caught up on Solo!