The force is officially awake! Harrison Ford used to work as a carpenter before he landed his now famous role as Star Wars’ Han Solo, and he was supersexy.
“Before Han Solo, there was a great carpenter named Harrison Ford,” Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes wrote alongside a shirtless photo of a then 28-year-old Ford on Facebook on December 23. “Here he is, with his crew, the day he finished building my recording studio back in 1970.”
“Thank you Harrison … may the force be with you …” Mendes, 74, added, gifting the Internet with the vintage snap.
The now 73-year-old star, who reprised his role as Han in the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens, explained during a Reddit chat last year that he landed the iconic role while working as a carpenter.
"The Force Awakens"! Before Han Solo, there was a great carpenter named Harrison Ford. And here he is, with his crew, ...Posted by Sergio Mendes on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
“I had helped George Lucas audition other actors for the principle parts, and with no expectation or indication that I might be considered for the part of Han, I was quite surprised when I was offered the part. My principle job at the time was carpentry, I had been under contract as an actor at Columbia and Universal,” he explained. “I had a house at the time I wanted to remodel, a bit of the wreck of a house. I'd invest money in tools but wouldn't have money for materials, so I realized this was another way of putting food on the table. And allowing me to pick and choose from the acting jobs that were being offered at the time.”
And with that, we give you sexy Harrison.
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