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“I punched Ryan Gosling in the face,” Harrison Ford confirmed, referencing his ‘Blade Runner 2049’ costar.  He then clarified, “Ryan Gosling’s face was where it should not have been.”

Ford is describing a stunt gone wrong while shooting the sequel to his 1982 sci fi classic.  In both the original and the follow-up, Ford plays Rick Deckard a “blade runner” or law enforcement agent dispatched to capture replicants, artificial humanoids.  Gosling plays his successor of sorts, Agent K, who finds himself in over his head when his investigation runs afoul of the powerful Niander Wallace placed by Jared Leto.

Back to that punch, Ford elaborated:

“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… I mean, I suppose it’s 90 percent his fault.”

Ford made it up to his costar.  Sort of.  He went to Gosling’s dressing room with a bottle of scotch, poured him a glass then left with the rest of the bottle. “Yeah? What—did he fucking expect the whole bottle? You know, I figured one drink would fix it. That was enough.”

It’s true, he was a Mouseketeer.

Deadpan aside, Ford finally cracked and admitted that he enjoyed working with and passing the torch to his successor.  “No, he was fun to work with. I like him a lot. He’s a smart guy. I mean, he’s a fucking Mouseketeer—he’s been doing this since he was 6 years old or something. He knows what he’s doing.”

Fans should have faith in Gosling.  Few actors have as winning a track record as he does.  He is smart with his film choices and doesn’t seem swayed by overly-commercial projects.  ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is the most mainstream film he has made since ‘The Notebook’ 13 years ago when he was 24 years old.

As for Ford, it seems he is making the rounds of his swan song tour.  First, he returned for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on the condition that his character, Han Solo be killed off.  We won’t know what happens to Deckard in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ until it opens in October, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this was another farewell turn.

‘Blade Runner 2049’, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Edward James Olmos and Mackenzie Davis with Harrison Ford.  It arrives on October 6, 2017.

Source: GQ