Harrison Ford Returns to Raiding

Google has posted an AFP interview with Harrison Ford, in which he discusses his return to the role of Indiana Jones and reminisces about playing Han Solo in the original STAR WARS trilogy. Ford refuses to divulge details regarding INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, except to say that there will “be references that my character has definitely aged since the lst movie” and that there is “going to be a definite connection to the previous pictures…and dialogue references.” Cate Blanchett is co-starring, and Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood in the original RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) will be back. Despite the passing of years, Ford insists that making another Indiana Jones movie is nowhere near as difficult as making the STAR WARS films:

“That movie was so strange to make. I was running around in tights for three months acting with a nearly seven-foot-tall man in some kind of dog suit on a freezing sound stage in London,” Ford gleefully recalled.

“Mark Hamill and I had a bet each day as to who had the worst dialogue,” he said.

“Whenever we would ask George what we were shooting at, or fleeing from, he’d just tell us the special effects will be put in much later and that will explain everything. George will never be known as an actors’ director!”

As far as returning to the role of Han Solo, Ford jokes, “Only if my character was dead, and just had to speak and not move.”

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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