'I love the challenge': Harrison Ford, 80, opens up about his plans of not retiring anytime soon
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Harrison Ford stole hearts in the 'Indiana Jones' movie franchise. However, at the age of 80, he has no plans to "stop" doing what he loves, which is acting. Ford will be starring in a 'Yellowstone' spin-off series, '1923' on Paramount. The series is a prequel to the Paramount Network series 'Yellowstone 'and serves as a sequel to the series '1883'. Regardless, Ford, who has been in the film industry for nearly six decades, recently expressed his appreciation for the challenges he faces as an 80-year-old actor in films and television series.
Ford's current Paramount series revolves around a generation of the Dutton family in '1923', during a time of various hardships including Western Expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression, which in Montana started a decade earlier. The Golden Globe Award nominee is also starring as the titular character in the upcoming 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' 2023 movie. 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' is scheduled for release theatrically in the US on June 30, 2023, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Read more to find out what did Ford have to say.
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Harrison was recently found talking to People, where he opened up about his experience working at the age of 80. He started by joking, "I'm 80, and I'm playing 77. "It's a bit of a stretch." He further said, "I've been working pretty much back-to-back, which is not what I normally do," he said. "I don't know how it happened. But it happened."
Regardless, the 'Star Wars' icon has no intention of retiring any time soon. "I love it. I love the challenge and the process of making a movie. I feel at home. It's what I've spent my life doing," he said. "I'm here to sell a movie," Ford added. "I don't want to reinvent myself. I just want to work."
The western drama television series, '1923' premiered on December 18, 2022. You can watch the first episode on Paramount+.