Top 10 Star Wars Quotes (and what makes them great)31.07.08 # Top Ten # 44 Comments
3. “…I know”
Film: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Who: Han Solo to Princess Leia Organa
What makes it great?
As Han Solo is about to be frozen in carbonate, the tensions between him and Leia surface in the form of affection, and seconds before his displacement, she declares her love for him. In the original screenplay, Solo was written to respond with a generic “I love you, too”, but caught up in the character of Han Solo, and in true Harrison Ford improvisational fashion, he simply spouted “I know” with a cheeky grin. A defining moment in the characterization of Solo. Just goes to show it isn’t all in the script.