Billy Dee Williams’ Slap That Never Was?

Lightsabre fan site interviews actor Billy Dee Williams about his role as Han Solo’s backstabbing (then redeeming) pal Lando Calrissian.


When I wrote down the questions for this I was reading the making of and there’s a page in there where you were rehearsing a scene with Carrie Fisher. In the original script she was annoyed with Lando and slaps him around the face. But she didn’t telegraph it, she actually slapped you round the face. And you said ‘You’re supposed to telegraph it!’ and she replied ‘What’s telegraphed?’
Where did you read this?

It was in Alan Arnold’s making of book (Once upon a Galaxy).
Amazing what people make up.

Was that was made up? I’ve always loved that story.
If that happened, I swear to God I don’t remember it.

Read the full interview here:
The Lightsabre Interview — Billy Dee Williams


2 Responses to Billy Dee Williams’ Slap That Never Was?

  1. Sharpy says:

    I’ll put money on him not remembering the event… Billy was in Australia recently for a convention tour, and he was most disappointing. It should have been his manager up on stage because most of the questions were deflected to him to answer…

  2. Mark Newbold says:

    When we interviewed him he’d just got off a ten hour flight, so he was absolutely shattered, but I think we still got some good stuff out of him. Was gutted when he told me the slap didn’t happen, that story used to make me laugh out loud when reading it, you could just picture his face.

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