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Emilia Clarke Tells Fallon About Working With a Wookee in New Star Wars Film

Emilia Clarke The Tonight Show

Emilia Clarke talks about Star Wars, including her work with Wookiee Chewbacca. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Emilia Clarke does her best impression of a Wookiee from the “Star Wars” movies on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Let’s just say she butchered it.

Clarke stars in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” a one-off prequel to the “Star Wars” series that focuses on the backstory of Han Solo, a major character in the early movies.

Solo’s sidekick, of course, is the Wookee Chewbacca, who speaks his own language Shyriiwook. It sounds like a lot of grunts, growls and wails.

Needless to say, Chewbacca is a central character in the film and gets a lot of screen time and close ups.

Clarke revealed that the Wookie’s dialogue appears in the script in English. That way, other actors will know what he’s saying and can react to it.

So Fallon asked the 31-year-old actress to do her best impression of her co-star. She failed miserably.

“Oh my god, that’s worse than I thought it was in my ad [for the movie],” she exclaimed.

Jimmy gave her another chance standing up. “Okay, I’m going to be serious,” she said.

She gave it another try but… “Just sit, just sit down,” Jimmy said to uproarious laughter.

The British actress plays Qi’ra, who grew up with Solo and shares his outlaw background. The cast also includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.

Clarke also talks about working with animatronics and puppeteers. The movie uses the real thing not just CGI.

Check out the interview below. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters this weekend.

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