Two new behind-the-scenes clips from the film’s home-video release (available now) reveal the unusual way L3 came together, and Waller-Bridge explains how her character sneakily took revenge on Han Solo.
Lando’s attachment to L3 is so strong that when she dies in a robot uprising, he implants her consciousness in his ship, so they can be together forever.
That brings a new dimension to the original Star Wars trilogy: all the times characters talk to and about the Falcon, they’re actually referring to L3. Original Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were so excited about this concept when they first phoned Waller-Bridge about the role that they were “gabbling,” she said in an interview. The actress responded in confusion: “What? I don’t understand. I’m the ship?! I’m the what?!” Lucasfilm cheekily confirmed the connection with a “MilL3nnium Falcon” tweet.
It’s a little twist that some found distressing, while others found endearing. Waller-Bridge, for one, is firmly on the latter side: “This means she lives forever, and that’s a lovely thing.”