Blade Runner 2049’s Ryan Gosling Got Punched In The Face By Harrison Ford
In a recent conversation with GQ, Ryan Gosling made it clear that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, which he’s been shooting for the past four months in Hungary. According to the actor, this production is unlike anything he’s worked on before. “I’ve never done something so shrouded in secrecy or where there’s so much anticipation,” Gosling said, before adding that the massive size of the film is also something new for him. “It’s like three movies that I usually make in one. Just in terms of the length and just the whole scope and experience.”
Another novel aspect of the production is the unorthodox, but seemingly friendly, relationship he has developed with co-star Harrison Ford. Of course, that didn’t stop Ford from punching him in the face. “We were just doing a fight scene and, you know, it just happened,” he said. “But what was funny was, when it was over, they brought ice for my face, and Harrison pushed me out of the way and stuck his fist in the ice. I asked him the other day where he got his sense of humour from—was it from his mother or his father? He said, ‘Sears.’ And he didn’t have much time to shop around… he just had to grab one and get out.”
According to Gosling, Ford’s sense of humour about the incident continued during another encounter later that night. “He came by afterward with this bottle of scotch, and I thought, ‘Oh, I knew this was coming.’ And he pulled out a glass from his pocket, poured me a glass, and walked away with the rest of the bottle. So I guess he felt like he didn’t connect enough to earn a whole bottle.”
Blade Runner 2049 arrives in theatres on October 6, 2017.