Rachel Paige
Updated Jan 27, 2017 @ 3:48 pm
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The search to find the perfect, scruffy-looking nerf herder was a long and complicated one. The directors of the upcoming Young Han Solo movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, saw hundreds of actors during a casting process that spanned months. Everyone knew they were looking for Han. That’s why it’s easy to assume if you’re meeting with them, they want to make you a Rebel fighter.

Now imagine being called into a meeting with the directors of the Young Han Solo movie…and learning you’re not actually up for the role of Young Han Solo.

That’s what happened to Adam Pally.

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Once upon a time, Pally was called in for a meeting with Lord and Miller in the midst of their search for Han Solo. What ELSE would you be meeting with Lord and Miller about, unless it’s Han Solo?? (Or, the Lego Movie) But, the directing duo have actually branched out into television as well, with Last Man on Earth and Son of Zorn. They’re also helming Fox’s upcoming Making History, and that’s why they wanted to meet Pally.

Looking back at this meeting, Pally explains to HelloGiggles that he went in with high hopes. While these two did eventually offer him a role, it was not for a scoundrel.

Though Pally was not handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon, he did get the next best thing: “Phil and Chris were like ‘but we have this script.'”

The rest, you might say, is history.

And just to be clear, if offered a role in an upcoming Star Wars movie, Pally would be up for it.

Pretty sure Cloud City could always use another space rabbi. Just sayin’.