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    Harrison Ford and The Empire give back


    by ODN


    Harrison Ford drew the crowds at a Star Wars reunion in LA. The actor, who played Han Solo in the sci-fi films, was joined by Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew and Ewan McGregor for an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

    The special screening took place at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood and was held to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    Ford, 67, admitted he is slightly out of touch with the movie sequel.

    "I have not seen it for 30 years," revealed the star.

    Explaining why he signed up to the George Lucas features he said: "I was in it for the money. I was an actor and I was looking for a job and looking for an opportunity. I had a family to feed."

    Ewan McGregor, meanwhile, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in three prequels to the original series, has revealed he still has a crush on a Star Wars character he fell for as a kid.

    The Scottish actor said: "I've spent a great many years being deeply, deeply in love with Princess Leia.

    "There's still a part of my heart that is quite deeply in love with her - both as a character and an actress."