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Kathleen Kennedy opens up about firing Lord and Miller

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Kathleen Kennedy has opened up about the axing of duo Phil Lord and from "Solo: A Story", saying they are "hilarious", but their "process" did not match the requirement of the studio.

had replaced Lord and Miller, who had left the project over creative differences.

"I think these guys are hilarious, but they come from a background of and sketch comedy. And when you are making these movies, you can do that and there's plenty of room for improvisation, we do that all the time, but it has to be inside of a highly structured process or you can't get the work done," Kennedy told

"And you can't move the armies of people to anticipate and have things ready. So, it literally came down to process. Just getting it done," she added.

The 64-year-old said that the decision to remove the helmer duo was an "incredibly difficult decision".

"I just say over and over again that, yes, it was an incredibly difficult decision that we had to make and obviously it was pretty late in the game, which shows we spent a lot of time trying not to have to make that decision.

"When all of this came together, all of us wanted nothing more than to have this be an incredible working experience. And when it was not working out as we had all hoped, it wasn't out of lack of talent," she added.

plays young Solo in the new film, a character immortalised on screen by veteran Harrison Ford.

"Solo" also features Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, and

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 11:05 IST