“In the beginning, (they were) kids on the run, sort of cool factor that you can kind of play into,” she says. “I remember when I first put on the younger outfit I was like, “Yes! This is good. And then, later on, it needed to have an impact because of where we see Qi’ra later on.”
“There’s a little kind of property about her. So I wanted to give the impression that later on she had clothes that were brought for her to appear a certain way and I think that kinda’ plays into Qi’ra’s character in terms of what she chooses to show and what she doesn’t. And I think that was reflected in the costume definitely.”
She confesses out of all the gorgeous outfits, she was gifted a single piece of jewelry that she keeps in her safe.
Okay, so she has slain armies and aliens, but that doesn’t compare to the danger of…playing Han Solo’s first love. Can we really embrace the idea of a pre-Leia romance for our beloved Han?
Clarke makes a perfectly respectable case in her defense.
“Those first relationships are really important and in shaping who you are as a person and I think this was a part of that,” she says. “That’s the beauty of the movie. I was like it’s before her so I don’t need to spend too much time worrying. I can kind of step away from that.”
She takes a breath and releases a smile that lights up her face.
“I’ll let Alden take all that heat,” she quips. “You carry that one honey!”
Spoken as a true woman, who is naturally strong!
SOLO: A Star Wars Story opens May 25th.