Harrison Ford was recently profiled over at The Hollywood Reporter, which interviewed him about this new phase in his career. Journalist James Hibberd cited an old quote from Ford in 2002 where he said, “I only work once a year, and that’s enough.” Obviously, with two new TV series and a return to the world of “Indiana Jones” on the way, Ford has changed his tune quite a bit in the last two decades.
“The simplest answer is probably the most truthful: After two years of sitting on my ass during COVID-19, and waiting quite a few years for ‘Indiana Jones [and the Dial of Destiny]’ to start, I had not done as much work as I wanted to and I wanted to do different things,” he said. “So [‘Shrinking’] came along, and then, very quickly after that, ‘1923’ came along.” The ongoing pandemic dramatically changed things for everyone, including Ford’s approach to picking projects.
“I took the job without a script on both of them,” he said, “on faith that the people who created the projects were going to deliver me a good script.” To Ford’s credit, Bill Lawrence and Taylor Sheridan are both on pretty untouchable hot streaks, with “Ted Lasso” and “Yellowstone” cornering the market of critical and mainstream popularity.
“I really didn’t realize how much work ‘1923’ was going to be, and I absolutely feel it’s worth it,” he said. While it hasn’t been a total cakewalk for Ford, he seems to be loving it. “I’m excited to do another season of both,” Ford said. Exciting to know that I now have something in common with Harrison Ford, because I too can’t wait to see what he brings to the next seasons of both shows.