You have to see him, there, sitting next to Mads Mikkelsen and the director James Mangold, at 80, his voice still deep, but measuring every answer he’s about to give. Yes, Harrison Ford He is 80 years old and has a lot to say. But the emotion takes him, almost by surprise.
“It is indescribable. I felt… I can’t even tell you”, began by replying whoever plays the adventurous archaeologist for the fifth and last time in Indiana Jones and the Call of Fate, already at the first question in the press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. The theme was the Golden Palm of Honor which they delivered to him on Thursday evening in the Sala Lumière, before the film’s world premiere.
“It’s just amazing to see snippets of your life flowing by (on the cinema screen, in the tribute). With the warmth of this place and the sense of community, the welcome is unimaginable. It makes me feel good.
“”I am eternally grateful for what this character has meant in my life,” was another of his comments, about Indiana. He also assured: “I regret nothing.”
“I need to rest and sit down for a while”
But Harrison is clear that the character created by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg In Raiders of the Lost Arkin 1981, does not intend to play it again.
“Isn’t that obvious?” she said. “I need to sit down and get some rest.”
But when they asked him to put his hat back on, the brown leather jacket and take up the whip, why did he agree to do it? The actor, whose age is starting to feel, not in his physique and mobility but when it comes to initiating each response, said: “I wanted to see what the completion of the five films would look like. And I wanted to see the weight of life on the character. I wanted to see that he needed a reinvention.”
Since Indy first appears on film in 1944, and then in 1969 New York, they had to rejuvenate him, the question was almost a must. “It’s not Photoshop magic. This is what I looked like 35 years ago,” Ford half-jokingly said. “Lucasfilm has all the stills from the movies we’ve made together over the years. been used very skilfully, and I am very happy with it.”
At the long table was Kathleen Kennedy, producer of all the Indiana Jones films and longtime president of Lucasfilm, the company founded by George Lucas. When Ford was asked if the new technology meant he could appear in new Indiana adventures, Kennedy was blunt.
“No,” she said, to which Ford continued, “You got the answer from the right person.” The film opens in Argentina in six weeks, on the last Thursday in June.
What’s more, an Australian journalist, who must be around the age of the endangered witness actor, said she didn’t need to be promised that in the future she might see a younger Harrison Ford to buy her ticket. of the cinema. And she told him that she still sees him as “very hot,” very hot or exciting.
“Look,” she began between laughter. “I have been blessed with this body. Thanks for noticing.”
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.