Harrison Ford might be 80 years old, but the guy’s not ready to hang it up in Hollywood just yet … in fact, it sounds like he’ll continue acting for as long as he can.
The legendary actor was chopping it up with Chris Wallace on a forthcoming episode of his show, and CW asked him straight up … any thoughts on retiring??? Obviously, the question is being posed because of Harrison’s age — but check out his initial reaction … he scoffs!
“You cannot play a hero. You have to play your audience.”
HF follows that up with an interesting point — namely, he says he doesn’t do well without something to do, like professional work on a movie/TV set. The reason for that, he says, is that he likes to feel useful. Not just that, but he apparently gets a thrill out it … being helpful and of service. Sounds like he’s saying … as long as he can do that, he’ll keep going.
Harrison also explains what he loves about productions in general — and, to him, it’s the feeling of bringing something to life, with everyone having a common goal. What’s more, he says he never actually plans out how he’ll react to scenes … and just lets it play out naturally.
There’s another clip from this interview that’s making the rounds as well — and it’s all about Harrison insisting on how he doesn’t play “heroes” … but, more so, regular people who do heroic things. It’s pretty interesting to hear him talk about that … he’s pretty passionate.
FWIW, he’s actually about to play a superhero in some upcoming Marvel projects … dude’s been cast to portray Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, who eventually becomes Red Hulk.
In any case … expect to see Harrison in a lot more stuff for years to come. Sounds like he’s game to keep at it until he can’t do it anymore — and the man’s still got it, even now!