Harrison Ford doesn't care what people think: 'I know who the f--- I am at this point'
Ford praises 'other people' for making him shine onscreen
'1923' actor Harrison Ford talks about becoming a star during a time when movies had huge impact on culture.
Harrison Ford doesn't care what anyone thinks of him.
The "1923" star didn't hold anything back during a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, even when discussing therapy.
Ford currently plays a therapist on the Apple TV+ show "Shrinking," and he revealed his genuine thoughts on the subject.
"My opinion is not of the profession, it’s of the practitioner. There are all kinds of therapy. I’m sure many of them are useful to many people. I’m not anti-therapy for anybody — except for myself. I know who the f--- I am at this point," the 80-year-old said.
When asked if he acquired any new knowledge as an actor working on his first television comedy, Ford responded, "Would it be arrogant to say that I didn’t learn anything?"
"I really didn’t learn anything," he laughed. "It’s about being in the room where it happens and being appropriate to the circumstances and welcoming the opportunity to generate something with a little spontaneity and a measure of truth."
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Harrison Ford gave a candid interview to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that therapy isn't for him.(Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic / File)
Jason Segel, left, and Ford star on the Apple TV+ show "Shrinking."(Emma McIntyre / Getty Images / File)
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Ford also admitted that he connected with his character in the show, but he chose not to elaborate on how.
"I’m not sure I want to talk to you about that," he said. "There are family issues that were relatable to me, OK? I’ve got five kids. This guy’s got a daughter he doesn’t see very often and an ex-wife. There are issues with his family — which are not the same issues I have with my family. But there are things we worked our way through, so I found an emotional reality to attend to," he noted.
Ford is currently married to actress Calista Flockhart, and the two share a son.
When confronted with the idea that he has a social anxiety disorder, as diagnosed by fans, Ford was dismissive.
"S---. That sounds like something a psychiatrist would say, not a casual observer. No. I don’t have a social anxiety disorder. I have an abhorrence of boring situations. I was shy when I first went onstage — I wasn’t shy, I was f---ing terrified. My knees would shake so badly, you could see it from the back of the theater. But that’s not social anxiety. That’s being unfamiliar with the territory," he said. "I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being onstage and telling a story with collaborators."
Calista Flockhart and Ford have been married for 12 years.(BevKevork Djansezian / BAFTA LA / Getty Images / File)
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With a résumé that spans more than 40 films, many of which have garnered critical acclaim, it might surprise some to learn that Ford has never received an Academy Award. When asked if he thought he would ever get an Oscar, or if he cared, the "Indiana Jones" actor was described as shaking his head.
"If I did a movie that had Oscar ambition, that was an Oscar-type movie, then yeah, I’d want the film to be recognized for its quality. If I were given an Oscar, I would be grateful and appropriate. I’m trying to artfully skirt this — I don’t want to campaign for it," he said.
Ford is not bothered by the fact he has not been awarded an Oscar for his work.(Jerod Harris / Getty Images for Paramount+ / File)
Ford isn't just an actor, he's also a pilot and has even rescued stranded hikers in his helicopter on occasion.
But don't single him out as the "hero."
When he was asked how people respond to a movie star carrying out their rescue, Ford said, "Well, one time we picked up this woman who was hypothermic on the mountain. She barfed in my cowboy hat but didn’t know who I was until the next day. I stopped doing it because we would be lucky enough to find somebody and then they’d be on ‘Good Morning America’ talking about ‘a hero pilot.’ It’s nothing f---ing like that. It’s a team effort. It’s lame to think about it that way."