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Published: Tuesday April 15, 2014 MYT 1:05:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday April 15, 2014 MYT 1:46:39 PM

Harrison Ford talks 'Blade Runner' sequel

The actor also shares stories on his Star Wars and Indiana Jones days.        

Star Wars and Blade Runner actor Harrisson Ford conducted an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit over the weekend and answered a few choice questions about his past career and future aspirations.

Blade Runner

“The set for Blade Runner was maybe the hardest set I’ve ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining,” he recalled.

That said, Ford still retains interest in a rumoured sequel. “I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another,” he revealed.

“If it’s a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”

A young Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

Star Wars

Speaking of collaborations, Ford confirmed that his famous Star Wars ad lib, saying “I know” in response to Princess Leia’s “I love you”, was what he preferred to think of as a suggestion.

“Movie making’s a real collaborative process at its best. You don’t ad lib it, you suggest it and then you try something in rehearsal and then you agree,” he said.

“So it was my suggestion, because I thought it was more of a character line than what was written, but the director and Carrie and I all thought it was a good idea at the time so we did it.”

Indiana Jones

That willingness to work new angles helped him out of a tough spot on ths set of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, when Ford was suffering from dysentery on the first of a three day fight scene – a face-off against an accomplished swordsman.

“When I got to set I proposed to Steven that we just shoot (him),” Ford related.

“The poor guy was a wonderful British stuntman who had practiced his sword skills for months in order to do this job, and was quite surprised by the idea that we would dispatch him in five minutes. But he flourished his sword, I pulled out my gun and shot him, and then we went back to England.” — AFP Relaxnews

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Films, Movies, Harrison Ford, Blade Runner, Star Wars, Indiana Jones

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