Harrison Ford “He still has it,” according to a very excited reporter.
The 80-year-old star arrived at the cannes film festival this opening weekIndiana Jones and the dial of fate” and was visibly moved by the warm welcome. Little did she know that things would heat up even more at Friday’s press conference for the movie.
“Look, I think you’re still too hot” an unidentified reporter told Ford. “And we were surprised to see you take your shirt off in the second scene. I mean, it’s just, and you still have it, I mean, how do you keep fit? And do you know how to ride a horse?
Flanked by his co-star Crazy Mikkelsenwho plays the film’s main Nazi antagonist, and director james mangold – who has been saddled with the reins of Steven SpielbergFord’s beloved franchise repeatedly closed its eyes as if genuinely surprised.
Meanwhile, his playful demeanor revealed a familiarity with such compliments.
“What was the last part?” Ford said as he laughed. “Let me tell you, yes, I can ride a horse if you let me! Thank you for your [question]. I didn’t mean to be cruel. I forgot everything until ‘riding a horse’”.
Mangold helpfully chimed in over raucous laughter from the crowd, reminding Ford that “she also asked how you keep fit” but that “Mads responded to that with his ‘Olympic’ story.” year.
“He’s an incredibly powerful person.” Mikkelsen told The Hollywood Reporter in 2022. “Not just as an actor, but physically.”
“I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we stopped at 5 am, and then he got on his mountain bike and rode his bike for 50 kilometers. [31 miles]. Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.”
Ford recalled this at Cannes and strove to dispel that myth. When he told the reporter that this story was “bullshit” but also “very nice,” a puzzled Mikkelsen cheekily asked Ford, “Did you bring the bike just for fun?”
“There’s a partial truth there,” Ford said of the story before exaggerating things and playfully twiddling his fingers as he responded to the reporter. “Look, I’ve been uhh… I’ve been blessed with this body. Thanks for noticing.”
The fifth film and the first entry in the franchise. since “Crystal Skull” was criticized in 2008 and actually sits at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. Whether its June 30 release will prove the critics wrong remains to be seen, though the price of admission might be worth that “second scene” alone.