Harrison Ford talks about his last ever Indiana movie, co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge & retirement
Hollywood legend Harrison Ford spoke exclusively to Ria Hebden on Lorraine today saying that, at 80, he has no plans to retire.
Asked whether he’d consider retiring during an interview about the last ever Indiana Jones movie, called Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Harrison laughed: “Retired? I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.”
He also described co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays Indiana’s god-daughter, Helena Shaw, in the fifth instalment, “cinema gold.”
Harrison said: “She brought incredible intelligence to the character that she plays - I mean actress intelligence. She’s really cinema gold. She’s a brilliant actress and was a brilliant companion.”
Speaking of the decision to do this final movie 15 years since the last Indiana film, he explained: “It’s been 40 years since the beginning and I’d been waiting for this script and opportunity to come along for quite a few years.
“And we finally came up with the right mix of adventure and character and emotion and so I was thrilled to be able to step back into this character.”
When asked if he enjoyed his return to set, he added: “It was a big job of work and a very ambitious film and I was delighted with the script.”
He said: “It was fun to go to work every day.”
The film was the first not directed by Steven Spielberg or written by George Lucas - following 2008’s Kingdown of the Crystal Skull - but both Steven and George were executive producers.
The Hollywood legend said of reuniting with them: “We are in this together and it was great to be able to get back to the character one more time and I’m very happy with the film. It has all of the characteristics that we expect from an Indiana film.”
Harrison also lauded praise on Ke Huy Quan - the child star who rose to fame playing his sidekick Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and won an Oscar earlier this year for the film, Everything Everywhere All At Once.
He said: “He has an amazing constitution and energy. It’s so great to see him back in this form. He's genuinely a unique person and he's worked so long in the business, and to have this great success.”
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