In a dazzling display of wit and charm, the renowned actor Harrison Ford had the audience in stitches as he cleverly responded to a journalist's comments and queries during a media appearance following the premiere of his latest film.
The much-anticipated event took place on Thursday at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, where the 80-year-old Hollywood icon unveiled his newest cinematic endeavor, "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." On this auspicious occasion, a press conference was organized, with director James Mangold and the film's cast in attendance.
The Charming Veteran Actor Showcases His Wit and Humor
However, it was a particular journalist who stole the limelight by bestowing flattering words upon Harrison Ford, leaving him both amused and slightly bewildered. Addressing the actor amidst a room full of reporters and fellow stars, she exclaimed, "Look, I still think you are very hot," provoking raucous laughter throughout the hall.
Harrison, taken aback, blinked twice as he processed the unexpected compliment. Undeterred, the journalist continued her line of questioning, remarking, "...and we were stunned to see you take your shirt off in the second scene.
I mean, you've still got it. How do you maintain such physical fitness? And can you ride a horse?" In that moment, Harrison glanced at the reporter with a perplexed expression, his mind racing. His reaction elicited further laughter from the audience before he sought clarification on the question posed to him.
"Let me tell you, yeah, I can ride a horse. If they let me!" he responded, his voice laced with a hint of playful sarcasm. He then continued, drawing more laughter from the room, "Look, I have been... erm... I've been blessed with this physique," showcasing his modesty and self-deprecating humor.
It is worth noting that Harrison Ford's exceptional talent was recognized and celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival, as he was honored with the prestigious Palme d'Or award on Thursday.
A reporter at #Cannes told Harrison Ford: "I think you're still very hot."
Ford replied: "Look, I’ve been blessed with this body. Thanks for noticing!"https://t.co/c6p4UXtM4X #Cannes #IndianaJones pic.twitter.com/yuUfSQblOq — Variety (@Variety) May 19, 2023
The anticipation for the fifth installment of the beloved Indiana Jones franchise, featuring the intrepid adventurer, is mounting as the film is set to hit cinemas worldwide at the end of June.