Today, Harrison Ford held a charming little Q&A on Entertainment Weekly’s Tumblr page. It was appropriately awesome. Ford started off with a photo of him upside down with the caption: “Hi everybody, sorry I’m upside down today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Upside down and backwards. – Harrison Ford”
And then it began (warning, Star Wars spoilers follow):
How do you drink your coffee?
Out of a cup.
Are you and John Boyega best friends?
Whatever John says…
What advice would you give to young aspiring filmmakers?
Figure out how to do it for themselves and not to take anybody’s advice.
What do you think of Adam Driver, what is he like to work with?
He’s an absolute pleasure. He works independently with real proper ambition. He brings a lot to the table. He’s a wonderful actor and a very kind, generous human being.
what was the last movie you watched?
A BBC television movie that my son, Liam wanted to see. Can’t remember the name.
I have heard that you are also a pilot. What inspired you to be one?
I wanted to learn something. I hadn’t learned anything for a while and I thought it would be interesting and challenging. I always wanted to fly, but I wasn’t able to afford it at first. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
What is the weirdest advice anyone has ever given you?
When I was preparing to play a newscaster for “Morning Glory”, I took some lessons from an online school for newscasters and they told me to look into the camera and imagine I was talking to my best friend.
Who’s cuter, you or Daisy Ridley?
Daisy Ridley. But it’s close.
Hi! I’ve read that research is important for you before shooting a movie. What’s your usual research process for a part?
It depends on what I’m researching and what I think I need to know to understand the character’s work or circumstances.
Who did you have the most closest relationship with on the set of Star Wars?
You’ve been actively involved in environmental causes. What according to you is the biggest issue currently endangering our planet? What do you think should be the top most priority in today’s scenario, as far as the environment is concerned.
Human Beings. Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. Stop cutting tropical forest. Stop slash-and-burn agriculture.
Out of any costume you’ve ever worn for a movie or a show, which was the most comfortable and which was the least.
Indiana Jones wears a leather jacket in the jungle…I’ve never had a proper explanation for that, but it looks cool. I’ll say that can sometimes be the most uncomfortable.
What’s your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve ever worn?
I was a dog in a hotdog suit.
Why did you dress up as a dog in a hotdog suit on Jimmy Kimmel?
Because I could..and I had the outfit.
JJ is very active in the shooting of his movies, what is your favorite quality that he possesses?
A kind intelligence.
Who made the funniest joke on the set of the force awakens?
On a film as big as Star Wars, with so many on-set explosions and green screens and CGI characters, are there tricks you use as an actor to stay focused and present and in character?
I focus on the kernel of story that needs to be given expression…serve the story.
I understand you are an avid carpenter. What sort of things do you prefer to work on?
I have a door that needs to be rehung.
Will you go to the Disney Star Wars park when it’s finished?