In 2015, Jon Hamm showed up for Saturday Night Live in a gun holster and waistcoat, parodying Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo for a mock audition. A few years before that sketch, he revealed his love for the actor by naming him his favorite in a chat with Flavorwire:
“I was a ‘Star Wars’ fan, so I wanted to be Han Solo. And I’ve gotten the chance to meet Harrison Ford a few times, and that was a pretty cool experience… If you would have told my eight-year-old self, ‘Someday you’re gonna have a picture of yourself with this guy on your fridge,’ I would’ve told you to go take a flying leap.”
In different interviews, the ‘Mad Men’ actor also mentioned his love for the ‘Star Wars’ franchise by saying he wanted to have a role in it at some point. During an interview with BuzzFeed in 2019, he even shared his thoughts about not being in the movie cast by jokingly saying:
“There’ve been more ‘Star Wars’ things with more people in them. Where’s my phone call? I’ve been a nerf-herder. I get the lingo. […] Still a little upset about that.”
Although not on screen, Hamm did take part in the brand, voicing Boba Fett in 2017 and 2020’s ‘From a Certain Point of View.’ According to USA Today, he is set to reprise the role in the audiobook series’ upcoming part, ‘From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi.’
You can read an excerpt from one of the stories in the book, called ‘Reputation’ written by Tara Sim here.