Harrison Ford wanted to look like an old man in ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’.
The 80-year-old actor reprises his role as the archaeologist for the fifth and final time in the movie and revealed that he gave the film’s stunt team a piece of his mind when they tried to help him dismount from a horse.
Speaking to Esquire magazine, Harrison recalled: “I thought, ‘What the f***?’ Like I was being attacked by gropers. I look down and there’s three stunt guys there making sure I didn’t fall off the stirrup.
“They said, ‘Oh, we were just afraid because we thought, you know, and bah bah bah bah.’ And I said, ‘Leave me the f*** alone… Leave me alone, I’m an old man getting off a horse and I want it to look like that!'”
Harrison revealed that he wanted to pay a fitting farewell to Indy by creating an “ambitious” flick.
He explained: “I wanted an ambitious movie to be the last one. And I don’t mean that we didn’t make ambitious movies before – they were ambitious in many different ways. But not necessarily as ambitious with the character as I wanted the last one to be.”
Ford’s age did show at times during the making of the movie as a shoulder injury sustained during a fight scene with co-star Mads Mikkelsen caused him to miss out on eight weeks of production.
He said: “Yeah, well, I’m also known for shutting movies down because I get hurt, which is not something you want to be known for. But hey, s*** happens.”
Harrison is not slowing down as he is set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) debut in ‘Captain America: New World Order’ and explained how it is often hard work making a movie.
The ‘Star Wars’ actor said: “Yeah. I mean, there are tough days and easy days and fun days and all kinds of days. It’s a tough schedule and, yeah, it’s fun. But it’s not a walk in the park. It’s not fun fun. It’s work.”
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