Ryan Gosling has recalled an anecdote about Harrison Ford punching him during the filming of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
Blade Runner 2049 is the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie and will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Scott taking a backseat as executive producer. No firm release date has been revealed.
Gosling joins the cast for the sequel, with Ford returning as Agent Rick Deckard. Speaking to GQ, Gosling talked about shooting a fight scene with his fellow actor.
“It was kind of, you know, a rite of passage,” Gosling said. “We were just doing a fight scene and, you know, it just happened. But what was funny was, when it was over, they brought ice for my face, and Harrison pushed me out of the way and stuck his fist in the ice.”
“As soon as it happened, the director came up to me and said, ‘Look at it this way—you just got hit by Indiana Jones.'”
Gosling went on to reveal that Ford “came by afterward with this bottle of scotch, and I thought, ‘Oh, I knew this was coming. And he pulled out a glass from his pocket, poured me a glass, and walked away with the rest of the bottle. So I guess he felt like he didn’t connect enough to earn a whole bottle.”
“You know, they say don’t meet your heroes,” Gosling continued, “but I would say the addendum to that is ‘…unless they’re Harrison Ford.’ ‘Cause he’s a cool motherfucker.”
Ryan Gosling recently compared the famous ‘Hey Girl’ meme to getting hit in the face by a pigeon.