Harrison Ford's Priceless 'Star Wars' Reaction
By DAVID WEINER
March 27, 2013
Harrison Ford returns to the big screen April 12 in 42, portraying Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, the man who hired Jackie Robinson to break the Major League Baseball color line in 1947. In addition to the new film, Ford is filling his plate with a number of new projects, including roles in Anchorman 2, Ender's Game, Paranoia, and a still officially unconfirmed return to a galaxy far, far away as Han Solo in Star Wars VII.
When asked directly by ETonline about what seems to be the worst-kept secret in the galaxy -- his involvement in the new Star Wars installment to be directed by J.J. Abrams -- Ford's reaction was priceless, miming that his mouth was zipped shut and mumbling an amusingly muffled response as if his trap was duct-taped over.
Of course, it was just days before our interview that he let slip at another 42 event in Chicago that he was "looking forward to" the new Star Wars movie and his return alongside former co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher was "not in the bag yet, but I think it's happening."
Watch the video to see the veteran star describe working on the Anchorman 2 set with "what's-his-name and apple sauce girl," calling it, "bizarre, bizarre"; how the sci-fi saga Ender's Game is "very interesting, it's a very ambitious movie"; and how his shaved-back hairline in 42 affected his look in Paranoia: "I brought what I had."
Stay tuned to ETonline for more of Harrison's interview about 42 alongside co-star Chadwick Boseman.