Harrison Ford on Han Solo

The actor makes a rare public appearance to publicly discuss the role that made his career

Last Updated: May 23, 2010 @ 10:54 PM

Harrison Ford has spent the last 30 years not talking about "The Empire Strikes Back," or saying much of anything about Han Solo, the character that changed him from a little-known character actor into … well, Harrison Ford.

Late last week, to benefit St. Jude’s children’s hospital, the actor came out to the Arclight in Hollywood to do a Q&A at a screening of "Empire."

The following is the first of five videos (it links to the rest on YouTube) in which Ford talks about his blaster-slinging character, and realizes that he’s now older than Obi Wan Kenobi was at the time.