Harrison Ford fights back tears as interview turns unexpectedly emotional


Film legend Harrison Ford, who has a reputation for being reluctant to give interviews, briefly dropped that vigilance during a talk on BBC Radio 1 on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Ford, who turns 81 next month, said It is his last film as a character He has been portrayed since he first donned the iconic fedora in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Towards the end of the interview, BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb asked Ford about Indy’s enduring legacy and why the character and films are so resonating with fans.

“I think what I admire most about them is the depth and subtlety of the emotions and the importance of the emotions in these films,” he said, adding:

“As the latter deals with age, frailty and the changing nature of life, it was particularly compelling for me because I’m that age and I wanted it to feel real to the audience. I wanted them to see the complexity of this experience with someone they’ve spent 40 years with.”

Plumb responded with a message no doubt shared by many fans.

“May I just say on behalf of all the fans: Thank you. It was 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 turns 81 next month, seemed speechless at first.

“And I have to thank you sincerely,” he said. “It means the world to me.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premieres June 30th.

Ford has been busier than ever lately, having roles on both the big and small screens. He takes on the role of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning with next year’s Captain America: Brave New World.

He also stars alongside Helen Mirren in 1923, the Paramount+ prequel to Yellowstone, among many others Expect him to get an Emmy nomination for his role in the AppleTV series “Shrinking”.

Both shows have been renewed for a second season.

Watch the full BBC Radio 1 interview with Dial of Destiny co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook below:

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