Harrison Ford had press convention attendees in stitches on Friday as he responded to the admiration expressed for his physique in a shirtless scene from the brand new Indiana Jones movie.
Ford, 80, is again to play the whip-cracking archaeologist one final time in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future.
Within the film, Indy is lastly hanging up his fedora as he retires from educating, till his long-lost goddaughter comes crashing again into his life.
An early scene reveals the display screen legend asleep in an armchair in his New York house sporting nothing however boxer shorts – and it’s secure to see this went down very nicely in some quarters and is ready to trigger a stir amongst followers too.
One journalist within the Cannes Movie Pageant press convention for the movie, attended by Metro.co.uk and different press, informed the Star Wars actor that he had ‘nonetheless bought it’ and was ‘highly regarded’ as she expressed her enthusiasm for his shirtless scene and questioned how he stayed in form.
The actor was additionally requested in the identical breath if he might actually journey a horse, as he takes to the saddle in a dramatic metropolis chase by the astronaut ticker-tape parade with villain Mads Mikkelsen’s henchmen in sizzling pursuit.
After a considerably baffled pause following the query, Ford responded wryly: ‘Let me inform you, yeah I can journey a horse – in the event that they let me.’
‘I forgot every little thing as much as “Are you able to journey a horse?”’ he added, to additional amusement.
Director James Mangold prompted the actor, mentioning that his co-star Mikkelsen had already informed an ‘Olympian’ story about Ford and the way he headed off on a multiple-mile bike journey after an intense bout of capturing.
‘Which is bulls**t. However very type. There’s a partial fact,’ the Indiana Jones star conceded as he interjected.
‘Look, I’ve been blessed with this physique – thanks for noticing,’ he then joked.
Elsewhere within the convention, speak turned to the spectacular opening sequence of the movie, which options Ford as Indy in 1941, with the youth and face to match due to some spectacular de-aging know-how.
‘It’s not photoshop magic. That’s what I appeared like 35 years in the past,’ Ford identified.
‘It’s only a trick except it’s supported by story. I believe it was used very skilfully. I’m very pleased with it,’ he confirmed.
Nevertheless, a lot as some followers may need it, he’s confirmed that doesn’t imply there might be additional Indiana Jones adventures sooner or later the place he seems a a youthful model of himself.
Producer Kathleen Kennedy responded with a fast however agency ‘no’, whereas Ford added: ‘You bought the reply from the fitting particular person.’
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future hits UK cinemas on June 28.