Veteran actor Harrison Ford, known for Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises, could not remember the name of his ‘Blade Runner 2049’ co-star Ryan Gosling during a show. The 75-year-old actor had to repeatedly turn to his junior and ask for his name when the two dropped by ‘The Graham Norton show’ to promote their new movie, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“They finally came up with a good story. I read it. I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great,” Ford talked about his involvement in the movie. And as I read it, I read about the character that umm…Ryan,” he hesitated before turning to Gosling and asked for confirmation, “Ryan?” Gosling replied with a straight face, “It’s Ryan, yeah.”
The audience burst into laughter, but Ford continued with his story. “With great enthusiasm, I called the producers and I said ‘this is great, can’t wait to get blah blah blah,’ and what a great part – why don’t we see if we can get um…, he said before again turning to Gosling who quickly said, “Ryan. And they say, ‘we’ve been talking to him for months’. Now wait a second, they’d only been talking to me for weeks,” the actor went on. So they probably would have gone ahead without me.”
Set thirty years after the events of the first film, 1982’s ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is based on a new blade runner, who unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. The film also stars Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, David Benson and Barkhad Abdi. The movie, a Denis Villeneuve directorial, will release in the US on October 6.