Harrison Ford: «Adoro a Indiana Jones y lo que me ha aportado en la vida»

CANNES.- Harrison Ford se mostró este viernes en Cannes muy emocionado al presentar la película con la que se despide de Indiana Jones. «Adoro este personaje, lo que me ha aportado en la vida», afirmó.

Feliz por la acogida del filme en el pase oficial anoche en Cannes, donde participa fuera de competición -«fue indescriptble», afirmó- y por la Palma de Oro de honor que le entregó el festival -«es extraordinario ver toda tu vida en un instante»-, el actor estuvo divertido y cómplice con sus compañeros de «Indiana Jones y el dial del destino» («Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny»).

A sus 80 años y con una carrera llena de éxitos, no tiene ningún problema con su edad y contestó divertido cuando le preguntaron por qué este es el mejor momento para abandonar a Indy.

«¿No es evidente?», respondió señalándose a sí mismo entre las risas de los periodistas que no dejaron ni un sitio libre en la sala de ruedas de prensa.

Y tras asegurar que puede montar a caballo -«si me dejan», apostilló- y que lo hizo para la película, agregó al ser calificado de ‘sexy’ por una periodista: «Tengo mucha suerte de tener este cuerpo, gracias por haberse dado cuenta».

Un Harrison Ford claramente satisfecho con una película que ha dirigido James Mangold, en sustitución de Steven Spielberg, que se ocupó de las cuatro anteriores, y que es un compendio de todo lo que es Indiana Jones.

«Quería que fuera una buena película, una película que resumiera los cuatro precedentes, que permitiera que cualquiera recordara ese vigor de juventud, pero quería que el personaje viviera todas las fases de su vida», explicó Ford.

Han pasado 41 años desde ese 1981 en el que se estrenó «En busca del arca perdida» («The Raiders of the Lost Ark»), la primera entrega de esta saga nacida de la imaginación de George Lucas.

Este quinto y ¿último? largometraje es el cierre perfecto a las aventuras del popular arqueólogo pero, aunque Ford aseguró que será el último, uno de sus compañeros de reparto, Mads Mikkelse, lo puso en duda.


“I adore Indiana Jones and what he has given me in life”

At 80 years old and with a successful career, he has no problem with his age and answered amused when asked why this is the best time to leave Indy.

“Isn’t it obvious?” He responded, pointing to himself to the laughter of the journalists who did not leave a single seat free in the press conference room.

And after assuring that he can ride a horse – “if they let me,” he added – and that he did it for the film, he added to being described as ‘sexy’ by a journalist: “I am very lucky to have this body, thank you for having given account”.

A Harrison Ford clearly satisfied with a film directed by James Mangold, replacing Steven Spielberg, who took care of the previous four, and which is a compendium of everything that Indiana Jones is.

“I wanted it to be a good movie, a movie that summed up the four preceding ones, that would allow anyone to remember that vigor of youth, but I wanted the character to live through all phases of his life,” Ford explained.

41 years have passed since that 1981 in which “In Search of the Lost Ark” (“The Raiders of the Lost Ark”) was released, the first installment of this saga born from the imagination of George Lucas.

This fifth and last? feature film is the perfect closure to the adventures of the popular archaeologist but, although Ford assured that it will be the last, one of his co-stars, Mads Mikkelse, questioned it.

Because what was made clear at the press conference is that Ford wants to continue working and “telling good stories”, including this Indiana Jones who has had good actors and a passionate director. “Everything was in place to support me at my advanced age,” joked the actor, star of another of the most popular movie sagas, “Star Wars.”

“I’ve been very lucky,” admitted Ford, who said there are many talented people who never succeed. “In my case I had to wait for luck and the opportunity, but in that period I had the opportunity to learn, like a craftsman.”

In his opinion, his main luck “was working with highly talented people”, in addition to finding his place “among these geniuses” and not despairing “when he was not up to the task and did not do things” as he would have liked.

This new installment of Indiana takes place in 1969, with the archaeologist about to retire from his teaching position, when suddenly his goddaughter Helen Shaw (Sophie Waller-Bridge) appears and with her a character from the past, Jurgen Voller (Mads). Mikkelsen).

And it includes a scene from that past in which Ford and Mikkelsen have been rejuvenated by new technologies that in this case have been used well, but for the actor “it’s like a trick, it’s not honest from a certain point of view because it’s not real.”

A technology that led him to reflect on the possibility of being young again. “I wouldn’t want to be back the way I was before, I’m really happy at the age I am, I don’t look back.”

And he joked by adding that it was great to be young but life is phases. “Now I might not be here and I’m still working. Everything is going well,” she added.

He also does not feel nostalgic for objects related to his characters, although he does keep one of Indy’s hats. “What counts are the lived experiences, the objects do not matter, what matters is what you feel”.

Along with him, Mangold, who, in Ford’s words, “has completely filled the shoe size left by Steven Spielberg, has made a wonderful film for me.”

“Obviously it was a big responsibility because there was a huge expectation,” Mangold explained of the moment he was offered to take on the film.

But, he noted, “you can’t live up to the expectations you raise beyond a certain point.” And the crew that was going to make the film was the best possible, so he accepted the assignment once he realized that he wasn’t there just to replace Spielberg.

Both Mangold and Waller-Bridge and Mikkelsen claimed to have been excited to enter a universe they had known since they were young and they all praised the good atmosphere that was created on set and Harrison Ford’s closeness to everyone.

“I wanted to be Indiana Jones even before I wanted to be an actor,” recalled Mikkelsen, who plays the film’s bad guy who, of course, is a Nazi.

With information from EFE