Harrison Ford on punching a current, up & coming star while filming Blade Runner 2049:
“I punched Ryan Gosling in the face,” Ford confirms. Then he adds, by way of clarification, that “Ryan Gosling’s face was where it should not have been.”
Explain further, if you will.
“His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once.”
So he should be grateful?
“I have pointed that out.”
And the one that did connect — that’s 100 percent his fault?
“No.” Ford makes as though he’s carefully weighing this. “I mean, I suppose it’s 90 percent his fault.”
That is very —
” — generous of me.”
He said you went to his dressing room with a bottle of scotch…
…and poured him a glass, then walked out with the bottle.
“Yeah? What — did he fucking expect the whole bottle? You know, I figured one drink would fix it. That was enough.”
“…I figured one drink would fix it.”
- And regardless of Scott’s take that Deckard was an android in the first movie, and perhaps the sequel, we still firmly believe that Deckard was, as PKD wrote him, human. ↩
- Also, it doesn’t seem to be available now, but the Beeb once produced a radio version of “Do Androids Dream.” Might bookmark the link, in case they ever make it available again. ↩