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Harrison Ford can still throw a punch…and then some!
Harrison Ford gave a fantastic interview to GQ Magazine where he talks Blade Runner 2049, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and aspects of his personal life.
While it wouldn’t be Ford unless he made things amusingly difficult for the interviewer, he still reveals new revelations and insights just when we think we’ve heard it all. It’s all part of the ever-enduring charm of one of the single most iconic actors Hollywood has ever known.
One thing is for certain…Harrison Ford can still throw a punch…and then some!
Here are some notable excerpts by Ford from the interview:
On accidentally punching Ryan Gosling while filming a scene for Blade Runner 2049:
“His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once.”
To make it up to Gosling, Ford went to his dressing room with a bottle of scotch, poured him a glass, then walked out with the bottle.
That’s Ford for you. So great.
On whether or not he could ever see himself returning to Star Wars:
“Um, I mean, I’m finished with Star Wars if Star Wars is finished with me…I can’t imagine it. But it is science fiction…I’d rather not. You know, at this point, I’d rather do something else. Just because it’s more interesting to do something new.”
If I had to speculate, I’d say it’s safe to assume we won’t see Ford returning to the role of Han Solo anytime soon.
On what Indiana Jones 5 will need in order to have him “fully engaged”…
Sounds to me like he’s not quite ready to get into any new Indy discussions just yet. The interviewer did say while they were talking, Ford received a text message telling him, “…the new script is ready for him to read.”
Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled for release on July 10, 2020 and I absolutely believe he has one more great adventure left in him.
On if he cares about how he’ll eventually be remembered:
“No. No…because it’s unnecessary. You live and you die. The unnatural thing is that the film lives. But I don’t care about that. I mean, it was good while it lasted. While I was alive. It was fine.”
The interviewer calls him out for talking in the past tense. One thing’s for certain: Harrison Ford continues to be what he has always been – in the present tense.
by Jeremy Howard – “JERHOW”
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