Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford will rake in more than £23 million for his role in the new Star Wars blockbuster, the Mail on Sunday reports.
Insiders say Disney producers were so determined to get the 73-year-old to reprise his role as Han Solo for The Force Awakens that they agreed to a $37 million fee.
Ford will also get a 0.5 per cent share of the film’s gross earnings, which are expected to break records by hitting at least $2.8 billion. It means the actor’s share could be worth $14 million.
His salary is more than 76 times greater than that of British newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. They received $660, 000 each for their starring roles in the movie, which opened last week. However, once worldwide box-office takings have topped the $1 billion mark, the pair will also start to receive a small cut…