‘Outer Banks’ actor Chase Stokes almost nab the role for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Chase Stokes revealed in his interview with BuzzFeed that he went deep in the casting to play Han Solo. He also shared that he almost nabbed the role.

The 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story has received favorable reviews from both fans and critics. The movie’s visuals, musical score, and action sequences were also praised.

Above all, those who have watched the movie has highly-acclaimed Alden Ehrenreich’s performance as the lovable smuggler, Han Solo. However, Ehrenreich was just one of the many actors who vied to gain the Han Solo role. 

Recently, it was revealed that Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes was also in contention for the role.

Chase Stokes almost snatched Han Solo role from Alden Ehrenreich

Chase Stokes shared that he nearly nabbed the part of the lead cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Stokes told BuzzFeed:

“I don’t know if I’ve told you guys this, but when they did the Han Solo reboot I got pretty deep in the casting to play Han Solo. I think I read five times for that.”

The actor would have been perfect for the role since he certainly looks the part and he has proven to have a level of charisma. However, the producers probably wanted someone with more acting credentials and a face that is more familiar to the audience.

Alden Ehrenheich had already appeared in a handful of TV shows and films. This includes Supernatural, CSI, Blue Jasmine and Hail Caesar. Meanwhile, Stokes didn’t have too many acting credits under his belt when he was first auditioning for the role. 

Chase Stokes almost didn’t play John B

Despite not landing a role on Solo: A Star Wars Story, Chase Stokes still made his mark in the entertainment realm. For one, Stoke’s Outer Banks series has become widely popular after it premiered on Netflix.

Meanwhile, unknown to many, Stokes initially declined in portraying the John B role. The actor told Chicks in the Office:

“The first time I got the audition it was the most bland email I’ve ever got. It was four friends on a treasure hunt, Netflix, and the character’s name was John B.  It’s a Goonies reboot so I said no.”

Nevertheless, after reading the storyline, Stokes realized that it was not “The Goonies” and he screwed up so badly. Fortunately, he caught the attention of the casting director who then convinced him to give the role of “John B” a chance.

More about Outer Banks series

Netflix series Outer Banks follows a group of teenagers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina who are called “Pogues”. They are determined to find out what happened to the missing father of the group’s ringleader, John B.

Along the way, they discover a legendary treasure that is tied to John B’s father. It made them all set for a wild journey. For the uninitiated, Outer Banks season 1 is available for stream on Netflix.

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