Screen legend Harrison Fordwho has a reputation for being guarded during interviews, let that guard down briefly during a BBC Radio 1 chat on “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
Ford, who will turn 81 next month, said It is his last movie as the character He’s been photographed since he first donned his famous fedora in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Towards the end of the interview, Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1 asked Ford about Indy’s lasting legacy and why the character and the films have resonated so much with fans.
“I think what I like most about them is the depth and subtlety of emotion, and the importance of emotion in these films,” he said, adding:
“Because the latter is about age, vulnerability, and the changing nature of life, it was especially compelling for me because I’m at that age and I wanted it to feel real to the audience. I wanted them to see the complexity of that experience with someone they’d spent 40 years with.”
Plumb responded with a message no doubt shared by many fans.
“Can I just say on behalf of all the fans, thank you. It has been such an adventure,” Plumb said. “We love you so much. I don’t want to make you blush or anything, but you mean the world to us and thank you.”
Ford, who will turn 81 next month, seemed at a loss for words at first.
“And I must say thank you very much,” he said. “It means the world to me.”
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” opens June 30.
Ford has been busier than ever lately, with roles on both the big and small screen. he Take on the role of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with next year’s “Captain America: Brave New World.”
It also stars Helen Mirren in “1923,” the “Yellowstone” prequel on the Paramount Channel+, and many more. We expect him to get an Emmy nomination For his role in “Shrinking” on AppleTV.
Both shows have been renewed for a second season.
Watch the full BBC Radio 1 interview, featuring “Dial of Destiny” characters Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook, below:
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