Want to learn some cool trivia? After all these years after George Lucas’ original trilogy was released, we are still getting all sorts of news and new things about the movie that we didn’t know before!
Today I learned that it’s not Harrison Ford in the carbonite. Now, the prop was made from a cast of Ford’s face and hands, but there was some other Star Wars actor that stood in for the rest of the body.
This interesting bit of news comes from the film’s make-up artist Nick Maley, who operates his own “Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit” in Sint Maarten in the Netherlands. He released a video in which he explains all the aspects of how this prop was created.
Maley says he’s “the last person still living who made the original life cast of Harrison Ford in order to put Han into carbonite.” He also explains, “You don’t do a full-body cast of your main actor if you don’t have to.”