Sunday 17 December 2017

Ford: Retirement is for old people

Harrison Ford has no plans to give up acting just yet
Harrison Ford has no plans to give up acting just yet

Harrison Ford has insisted he has no plans to retire anytime soon, saying he wants to "stick around for as long" as he can.

The Indiana Jones star, who quit his job as a carpenter to become an actor 50 years ago, admitted giving up work is not on his mind yet.

"I think retirement's for old people. I'm still in the business, thank you. I have a young child and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up," the 71-year-old told the Daily Mirror.

"I have three young grandchildren, I'm enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can."

Harrison, who is dad to 13-year-old son Liam with third wife Calista Flockhart, has three films coming up including sci-fi adventure Ender's Game, thriller Paranoia with Gary Oldman and Anchorman 2 with Will Ferrell.

But he only looks at acting as a job, saying: "I have tried very hard not to give a rat's a** about the business part of it because to me it's the wrong way of looking at it. I have always looked at movies as a job."

Harrison - who starred in memorable films such as Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, romantic comedy Working Girl and the Star Wars films - hinted that he may cut back on the action in the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

"We've seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it's perfectly appropriate and OK for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn't necessarily have to kick as much a**. To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed," he said.

Press Association

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