Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling in the Face on Blade Runner 2 Set
Next fall, fans will finally get to revisit a sci-fi world filled with replicants and much more with director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as Rick Deckard, headlining a new cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri and Mackenzie Davis. While it remains unknown when the first trailer may drop, Ryan Gosling offered a few interesting tidbits of information in a new interview, including details on the movie's scope, and an incident where Harrison Ford punched him in the face.
GQ caught up with Ryan Gosling in Budapest, Hungary, where Blade Runner 2049 was filming before production wrapped last month. No plot details have been confirmed at this time, and unfortunately, Ryan Gosling doesn't offer any plot details in this new interview. He does add that this project felt like three of his "usual" movies combined as one, in terms of the immense scope of the production. Here's what he had to say below.
"It's like three movies that I usually make in one. Just in terms of the length and just the whole scope and experience. I've never done something so shrouded in secrecy or where there's so much anticipation."
When asked to offer any story details, the actor would only joke that, "the snipers are in the bell tower," teasing that he can't give away any of the movie's secrets. The actor also confirmed that his legendary co-star Harrison Ford actually punched him in the face during a fight scene. Here's what Ryan Gosling had to say about what lead to Harrison Ford punching him in the face. and what happened afterwards.
"Yeah, he did. It was kind of, you know, a rite of passage. We were just doing a fight scene and, you know, it just happened. 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 humor from-was it from his mother or his father? He said, 'Sears.' And he didn't have much time to shop around so he just had to grab one and get out. You know...he's tough. He's been an inspiration to everyone-everyone is doing push-ups now and taking an interest in their fitness. As soon as it happened, the director came up to me and said, 'Look at it this way-you just got hit by Indiana Jones.' 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. You know, they say don't meet your heroes, but I would say the addendum to that is '...unless they're Harrison Ford.' Cause he's a cool motherf---er."
Ryan Gosling also revealed in another recent interview that production was filming for months without Harrison Ford, which could mean that he only has a limited amount of screen time, but that has yet to be confirmed. Denis Villeneuve, who is coming off of this year's critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller Arrival and last year's drug cartel thriller Sicario, directs from a script by Michael Green, based on a story by Ridley Scott and original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher. Blade Runner 2049 has been set for release on October 6, 2017, going up against 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Lionsgate's My Little Pony.