Blade Runner 2049 is a movie with big shoes to fill, but it seems like the people involved were just happy to be part of such an amazing project. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Gosling talks about working with Harrison Ford, and being a muse, and walking around town pretending it was all real.
“There were more than a few nights when we’d wander around the Bradbury Building or Union Station half-pretending we were blade runners,” Gosling says.
Gosling was asked if you ever get used to the “Harrison Ford-ness” of working with Harrison Ford and it turns out you really don’t.
“The best part is that you hang out with him and you realize that all those iconic moments from his films that you love are his — like “I love you,” “I know” from Star Wars, or shooting the guy in Indiana Jones. He’s just like that all the time. Normally I’d say there are hundreds of ways to play any scene. Unless you work with Harrison and you realize there’s only one great way and he’s already figured it out.”
Apparently, Ford and Ridley Scott have have been debating the Deckard for years and there was a very tense dinner.
Yeah. It’s kind of like a McGregor vs. Mayweather situation. But I wasn’t there. I thought there’d be an epic battle but the truth is it turns out they like and respect each other very much. Which is great
Finally, Gosling takes finding out that he’s a “muse” very well.
When I spoke to Denis Villeneuve, he said that you were a muse for him. He also said you have a smile that melts the camera.
Oh, good. He got my email.
Smooth, Ryan, very smooth.
Summary: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto. It will be released on October 6, 2017.