Harrison Ford Wears a Hot Dog Suit, Talks ‘Star Wars’ With Jimmy Kimmel’s Princess Leia

New cast of “The Force Awakens” is phenomenal, actor says. “J.J. Abrams has made an incredible movie, you will not be disappointed”

Last Updated: October 30, 2015 @ 9:08 AM

It was Halloween night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday, meaning that viewers saw the ABC host and his guests as never before.

From a hot dog stand far, far away came “Star Wars” icon Harrison Ford dressed as a foot-long — complete with mustard, ketchup and a wet nose.

Ironically, Kimmel was dressed as Han Solo’s love interest from across the galaxy, Princess Leia, which made things a little uncomfortable between the pair.

“I’m a dog in a hot dog suit,” Ford said. “What are you?”

Straight-faced Kimmel replied: “I’m your lover — you don’t remember me from the ’70s? We had quite a thing.”

Ford looked unimpressed as he tried to wriggle away from the creepy bearded-Leia.

Attempting to get serious while talking to a star in a wiener costume, Kimmel told the Indiana Jones actor that he was “glad to see him alive” after his recent small plane crash onto a Santa Monica, California, golf course.

Ford doesn’t recall all of the accident but “I remember some of it,” he said. “I remember the engines stopping … very well. I remember telling the tower what to do and their suggestion, which was to take the normal route to land.

“That’s the last thing I remember until five days afterwards,” he said. While not unconscious, the amount of anesthesia he was given caused a retrograde amnesia.

Of course, the hot topic of the moment is “Star Wars,” and Ford cleared up any doubts about how he got injured on the set of “The Force Awakens.” Despite a police report stating it was from a garage door, the 71-year-old admitted that it was “the door of the Millennium Falcon.”

Kimmler dug for spoilers on the new film but Ford refused to give them up. “What is there to say? I want the audience to experience it. I don’t want them to hear anything.” He also wouldn’t reveal the “very good reason” why Luke Skywalker wasn’t in the trailer.

All Ford would say is “it’s very, very good. The new cast — Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver — is phenomenal. J.J. [Abrams] has made an incredible movie. You will not be disappointed, I promise.”

Quizzed on who he liked working with better — Abrams or George Lucas — Ford then threw Donald Trump into the mix, but then diplomatically said he loved both directors.

“George has been amazing to me, he has been the author of the early chapters of career and given me the opportunity to have an extraordinary life,” he said. “J.J. has given me the chance to play a wonderful part in a great movie.”

Ford went on to admit that he was glad that Lucas hadn’t fulfilled his request years ago to kill Solo off — as are millions of “Star Wars” fans.


Earlier in his opening monologue, Kimmel got well and truly into the “Star Wars” spirit, telling the audience: “May the force be with all of you. You know we decided that for our Halloween show we would dress up like ‘Star Wars’ characters … And somehow, I wound up as Princess Leia.

“I guess it could have been worse. I could have been Princess Leia in the Jabba the Hut slave bikini.”

He was joined by a colorful collection of pals in costume including Wilmer Valder-Llama, Yoda and R2-D2.

See the result above and below.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11;35 p.m. on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel Star Wars Halloween


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