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If you work with Harrison Ford on a movie, there's a good chance you might get punched. OK, the Hollywood icon doesn't have a long reputation for decking co-stars. But he does cop to connecting with Blade Runner 2049 colleague Ryan Gosling while filming a fight scene, though in this new quote, Ford puts some of the blame squarely on the polite, Canadian Gosling. Says Ford:
I punched Ryan Gosling in the face. Ryan Gosling's face was where it should not have been. 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.
And there you have it. Harrison Ford basically deserves a medal for only hitting Ryan Gosling once while they were filming Blade Runner 2049 for genius director Denis Villeneuve. The way Ford explains it to GQ, he could have spent the day pummeling Gosling. And it's Gosling's fault for putting his near-perfect face in the way of Ford's fists. Really, why didn't Villeneuve fire Mr. La La Land on the spot? What a nuisance!
Very few working actors today know more about punching people on screen than Harrison Ford. From his participation in the Indiana Jones movies, the Jack Ryan series, Air Force One, The Fugitive, Star Wars... the list is endless. Ford knows how to fake fight. Watch him in action!
So, like Harrison Ford, we're putting the blame on Ryan Gosling, until Gosling calls in and tells us differently.
These two have collaborated on one of the fall season's most anticipated sequels. Blade Runner 2049 returns audiences to the sci-fi future created by Sir Ridley Scott and screenwriter Hampton Fancher. It picks up the action decades after replicant hunter Rick Deckard (Ford) disappeared, with Gosling playing a new cop on a mysterious investigation. Here's the most recent trailer for Blade Runner 2049: