Harrison Ford Says He Was Paid $1,000 a Week for 1st 'Star Wars'

"I thought I was just helping out," Ford said about reading for role.

But Ford was so good as Solo, that he adds, "When the whole thing was over they asked if I wanted to play [him]."

"I said, ‘How much?’ And then they said $1,000 a week. And I said, 'No.' But I did, I did it for $1,000 a week. For the first one," he added.

Obviously that number went way up after the success of the original.

What brought the icon back to the franchise after all these years.

"A really good script. The opportunity to work with J.J. who I admire. And it just seemed like a good idea," he said.

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