The veteran actor dons Jones' iconic fedora one last time for the upcoming film and he couldn't hold himself back from getting emotional in a recent interview with BBC.
Harrison Ford is all set to put on his iconic fedora and dominate the big screens as the iconic archaeologist, Indiana Jones, for one last time. Even though his fanbase is surely emotional at this news, viewers of a recent BBC Radio 1 interview of Ford with journalist Ali Plumb, did not expect the veteran star to almost break down in front of the world. According to HuffPost, Plumb had the opportunity to sit down with the 80-year-old actor for a conversation about his latest film, "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."
Ford, who is usually known to have his guard up during interviews and press meets, was almost driven to the brink of tears towards the end of his chat with Plumb. The journalist questioned Ford about the legacy left behind by his legendary character and why the "Indiana Jones" franchise resonated so deeply with the fans.
"I think the thing that I most admire about them is the depth and subtlety of the emotion, and the importance of emotion in these films," Ford replied. "As this last one concern age and frailty and changing nature of life, it was especially compelling to me because I am of that age and I wanted it to feel real for the audience. I wanted them to see the complexity of that experience with someone they’ve spent 40 years with."
After the actor finished speaking, Plumb concluded the interview with a humble message on behalf of Ford's loyal fans. "Can I just say on behalf of all the fans, thank you. It’s been such an adventure," he 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." The "Star Wars" actor was left speechless for a brief second as he accepted the love and gratitude. "And I must say to you thank you sincerely," he replied, his voice breaking with emotion. "It means the world to me."
So I think I made Harrison Ford cry 🥲 (a bit)— Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) June 19, 2023
He certainly made me cry, I'll be honest with you pic.twitter.com/DCRIqWLv83
What an amazing man Harrison Ford is, so humble and compassionate as well as being a great actor. I can’t wait to see the next Indiana Jones film, it’s sure to be a winner.😍💖— Maryandedbee 💙💙 (@maryandedbee) June 20, 2023
Raiders literally changed my life’s path, when it came out in 1981. I was 8 yo, & I left the theater knowing I wanted to be an archaeologist. Even after finding out it wasn’t as exciting, I still wanted it.— Pam Richardson, MA² ♍️ (@PammieJR) June 19, 2023
I was so lucky to be able to work in that field for over 15 years!
This is possibly the second time Ford has found himself on the verge of tears while talking about his iconic character. According to Entertainment Weekly, he responded emotionally to a venue full of audience and actors as he received a five-minute-long standing ovation for the fifth "Indiana Jones" film at Cannes Film Festival 2023. He was also awarded an honorary Palme d'Or for his contribution to the Hollywood film industry and his lifetime achievements in a career spanning almost 60 years.
Harrison Ford’s eyes are filled with tears after the premiere of INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY. It’s been an emotional night for him pic.twitter.com/qlCGYgc2eY— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) May 18, 2023
Ford has been booked and busy lately as he takes over the role of Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the demise of William Hurt. He will make his Marvel debut with "Captain America: Brave New World" in 2024. The veteran superstar is also set to appear alongside Helen Mirren in "1923" which is a prequel show to Paramount+ "Yellowstone." Audiences can watch Ford play the witty and charismatic archaeologist for one last time in "Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny" which releases in theaters worldwide on June 30, 2023.