Gosling also talked about the experience of working with Ford on Blade Runner 2049, of which he was incredibly complimentary – stating “You know, they say don’t meet your heroes, but I would say the addendum to that is ‘unless they’re Harrison Ford.’ ‘Cause he’s a cool motherf*cker.’” He exemplified this by elaborating on a story from the set about Ford punching him in the face:
“It was kind of, you know, a rite of passage. We were just doing a fight scene and, you know, it just happened. But what was funny was, when it was over, they brought ice for my face, and Harrison pushed me out of the way and stuck his fist in the ice.”
Aside from being cool, dryly funny and oh-so very Ford, the behind-the-scenes anecdote does suggest that the pair will likely not be working on the same side (although, not knowing anything about either’s part in the film, that’s not too explanatory). With Gosling hot on the awards trail for La La Land, he’s going to have a lot of interview time coming up – so hopefully some more nuggets about Blade Runner 2049 will be dropped, along the way.