The host then came over typically unctuous in describing how he got "chills in certain areas" when he saw Ford dressed up again as Han Solo.
Did Ford himself get emotional?
"No, I got paid," he replied.
Ford originally came to the Star Wars franchise through his work with George Lucas on "American Graffiti." However, by the end of "Return Of The Jedi," he wanted Lucas to kill Han Solo off. These days, though, he's uplifted that didn't happen. Financially, of course.
There's something beatific about a star who's required to do appearances to hype "The Force Awakens," which assaults screens on December 17 in the UK and Australia and December 18 in the US, and doesn't try to act.