Harrison Ford explains how he punched Ryan Gosling in the face
It’s true, all of it. Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling in the face on the set of Blade Runner 2049 — unintentionally, of course — and the actor was pretty upfront about it during a recent interview with GQ magazine.
“Ryan Gosling’s face was where it should not have been,” Ford said, and further explained how it all went down. “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.”
Considering how he “threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it” and “only hit him once,” Ford pointed out that Gosling should be grateful. He did concede that it was “90 percent” his costar’s fault and poured him a glass of scotch to make amends, but took the rest of the bottle with him.
“What — did he f—ing expect the whole bottle? You know, I figured one drink would fix it. That was enough,” Ford recalled.
Ford returns as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049, a sequel that picks up 30 years after the events of the original film. Gosling plays LAPD officer K, who goes in search of Rick when he uncovers secrets that hold the potential to destroy what’s left of their civilization.
Gosling told EW that “the best part” of acting opposite Ford is “that you hang out with him and you realize that all those iconic moments from his films that you love are his — like ‘I love you,’ ‘I know’ from Star Wars, or shooting the guy in Indiana Jones. He’s just like that all the time. Normally I’d say there are hundreds of ways to play any scene. Unless you work with Harrison and you realize there’s only one great way and he’s already figured it out.”
The film opens in theaters on Oct. 6.