Harrison Ford is not known for giving interviews, much less being remarkably candid in them, though, there’s always a bit of a curmudgeonly Han Solo charm when he does sit down and have a chat. Jon Favreau, before he was a blockbuster director, but after he was a respected, fairly unknown actor, hosted an interview/chat show on IFC called “Dinner For Five,” and it was fascinating for being able to watch various levels of celebrity simply talk to each other about their craft, choices, and careers. So, really, it should come as no surprise that Favreau was a) able to convince Ford to be interviewed by him about their upcoming movie, and b) that when they did, it would be one of the most entertaining and enlightening 15-20 minute conversations since the My Dinner with Abed episode of “Community.”
The conversation is broken up into seven pieces, each about three minutes in length, and ranges from Cowboys and Aliens to Ford’s early career and - duh-doy - his time working with George Lucas on some old space operas or something. It’s really great to see Harrison Ford having fun in an interview setting, as the discussion makes clear that both men respect each other, and just enjoy one another’s company. That, above anything else, has me pumped for Cowboys & Aliens and wishing it were already July 29 … so long as the “aliens” in question are space and not interdimensional in origin.
Below are my two favorite clips, but you can find the entire series at the Huffington Post. Happy Friday!
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, co-hosts the internet radio show/podcast We’re Not Fanboys, and is on the Twitter @RobOfWar. Oh, and since Harrison Ford himself called Shia LaBeouf a “fucking idiot,” he’s pretty sure that makes it official.