Harrison Ford explains why the 1997 thriller the devil himself It was a very “complex” movie to make.
In a new interview with Esquire, Star wars Alum revealed at one point that “Brad and I didn’t have a script that we agreed on” while filming the movie with lead actor Brad Pitt. The film is about an IRA gunman (Pitt) who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism.
Brad developed the script. Then they offered me the role. Ford, 80, said: “First of all, I admire Brad. I think he’s a great actor. He’s a really decent man. But we couldn’t agree on a director until we got to Alan Pakula, whom I’ve worked with before but Brad hasn’t worked with.”
“Brad had a complex character, and I wanted it to be a complexity on my part so that it wasn’t just a good and bad war,” he continued. “That’s when I thought of the bad shooting thing.”
The “bad shooting incident” was a scene in the movie where Ford’s police officer character sees his partner participate in an illegal shooting. As Ford explains, he “worked with a writer” for the scene, but he and Pitt, 59, couldn’t come to an agreement on how things would go.
“Each of us had different ideas about it. I understand why he wanted to stick to his point of view and I wanted to stick to mine – or I imposing It’s fair to say that’s my point of view and that’s what Brad felt,” Ford shared.
“It was complicated. I really liked the movie. A lot.”
Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film itself earned $140 million worldwide. It also starred Margaret Colin, Treat Williams, Rubén Blades, and Natascha McElhone.
Elsewhere in an interview with EsquireFord explained why he couldn’t get used to writing an autobiography about his storied career. As he explains, Elton John once asked him why he hadn’t written the book yet.
“I said, ‘I thought about it but decided not to because I didn’t want to tell the truth,'” Ford said. “And I saw the disappointment on his face – Elton is a pretty friendly guy, you know. I wanted to reassure him, so I said, ‘But I didn’t want to lie either.'”
“This is why I don’t write books: because I don’t want to tell the truth and I don’t want to lie.”
Ford’s last movie Indiana Jones and the Fate DialPremiering at the Cannes Film Festival, it marks her “most emotional” performance, according to some critics. The actress who first played the role in 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark, opened up about the character’s retirement during a press conference this month.
“Isn’t it obvious? I need to sit down and rest a bit. I love working, I love this character, I love what he brought to my life, that’s all I can say.” He said he wanted to “finish the story” with this new episode.
“Everything came together to support me in my old age and I love working. So I just want to work and tell stories, good stories, and I’m so lucky to have this opportunity in my life.”