Following the production wrap of “Indiana Jones 5,” Mads Mikkelsen revealed that he was in awe of Harrison Ford while on set.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mikkelsen spoke about first meeting Harrison Ford on the “Indiana Jones 5” set. It was the first time I met him and he’s an insanely powerful person. Not just as an actor, but physically.”
Mikkelsen further recalled the first day the “Indiana Jones 5” cast and crew began shooting. “It was a night shoot when we stopped at 5 a.m. And then [Harrison Ford] got on his mountain bike and went biking for 50 kilometers [31 miles]. Harrison is a monster of a man. A very nice monster.”
Harrison Ford began playing the role of Indiana Jones in the 1981 action-adventure film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He went on to play the iconic character for three sequels. “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Harrison Ford Shares His Thoughts About Playing ‘Indiana Jones’ as He Ages
While promoting “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Harrison Ford gave a hilarious answer about playing the iconic role as he ages.
“That’s one of the things I was most keen about,” Harrison Ford declared to Entertainment Weekly. “Just acknowledge the years, without reservation. What’s the big deal the guy’s 18, 20 years older. So what?”
Harrison Ford does acknowledge that some people might not want to see a beloved action character reaching AARP eligibility. “Yeah, I’ve heard it. ‘Awww he’s older.’ Well s—, yes. And by the way? So are you. So… are… you! Take a look in the f—ing mirror!”
In 2013, Harrison Ford told the Daily Telegraph that he may return for the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise. “We’ve seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it’s perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn’t necessarily have to kick as much ass. To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed. That he courage. That he had wit and that he had intelligence. He was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.”
However, according to The New York Post, Harrison Ford suffered an injury while filming the fifth installment. Disney confirmed in a statement that Ford hurt his shoulder during a fight scene for the movie. He was sidelined after undergoing shoulder surgery. The injury set the film back and it will be hitting theaters in June 2023.