Harrison Ford Refused To Accept Stunt Assistance On The Set Of Indy 5?!

MOVIE NEWS – Recently, Harrison Ford told a funny story about how he turned down stunt help in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny because he wanted to look like an old man.



Harrison Ford recalled how he refused stunt help and embraced his old age on the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny set. At 80, Ford returns for his fifth and final adventure as the eponymous archaeologist.

In one of the film’s many action sequences – as seen in the trailer for Indiana Jones 5 – Ford rides a horse through the subway and the streets of Manhattan in a massive parade celebrating the 1969 moon landing.

In a new interview with Esquire, Ford recalled a funny moment. When he finished filming the scene, and felt three stuntmen spotting him as he dismounted, to which Ford reacted vividly. Below is how he recalled the incident:

“I thought, ‘What the f*ck?’ 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*ck alone… Leave me alone, I’m an old man getting off a horse and I want it to look like that!'”


How does Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny deal with the old age of Harrison Ford?


Beyond being entertaining, Ford’s anecdote ensures that he embraces his old age in the film. He tries to take advantage of it rather than shying away from it or trying to hide it. For the same reason, Ford insisted on a shirtless scene in the film, saying: “Waking up in my underwear with the empty glass in my hand was my idea.”

Ford previously revealed that in Indiana Jones 5, jokes about his age were cut out so that viewers could better enjoy the final adventure without cheap old-man jokes.

Ford’s old age was a problem at least once during the filming of Indiana Jones 5. He injured his shoulder during a fight scene with Mads Mikkelsen. Filming was stopped for two weeks, and Ford missed a further six weeks of shooting. Referring to Ford’s numerous injuries over the years, he said, “I’m known for shutting movies down because I get hurt, which is not something you want to be known for. But hey, sh*t happens.” It’s largely because of these injuries that Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be Ford’s final adventure.

Source: Esquire

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