So, imagine you're in Budapest, and Harrison Ford himself is your coworker. Now, imagine him punching you in the face. Sounds like some green-curry-induced nightmare, right?
It was real life for Ryan Gosling, who is currently filming the secrecy-shrouded Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, in the Middle East. In an interview with GQ, the actor explained how Rick Deckhard gave him a knuckle sandwich, explaining the altercation as 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. I asked him the other day where he got his sense of humor from—was it from his mother or his father? He said, ‘Sears.’ And he didn't have much time to shop around so he just had to grab one and get out.”
So, did it hurt? Gosling wouldn't answer the question directly, but offered up this tidbit: "As soon as it happened, the director came up to me and said, ‘Look at it this way—you just got hit by Indiana Jones,'" he said. True. V. true.
As consolation, Harrison presented the Gos with some scotch. "He pulled out a glass from his pocket, poured me a glass, and walked away with the rest of the bottle," he said. “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 motherfucker.”
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