It's funny that the confirmation of Ford's appearance on Reddit came form James Cameron's Twitter account. Cameron was on Reddit yesterday. As we did with Mark Hamill's AMA we'll post the most interesting bits from Ford as soon as it starts just in a few hours time...
The event starts at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT, 6 pm CET). Just 4 hours away.
Harrison Ford here. Taking over Jim's account to let you know I'll be on Reddit at 12pm ET tomorrow to take your questions. @YEARSofLIVING
— James Cameron (@JimCameron) April 12, 2014
The Episode 7 questions will not be spared. Probably Ford won't reveal anything but expect plenty of interesting comments regarding the Star Wars and the Indiana Jones franchises.
Here are some of the more interesting bits:
Q: I love you.
Q: How did you feel about Star Wars when you first started? How were you approached?
I was approached with the offer of a job, which at that point, was all I wanted to hear. I had helped George Lucas audition other actors for the principle parts, and with no expectation or indication that I might be considered for the part of Han, I was quite surprised when I was offered the part. My principle job at the time was carpentry, I had been under contract as an actor at Columbia and Universal. I had a house at the time I wanted to remodel, a bit of the wreck of a house. I'd invest money in tools but wouldn't have money for materials, so I realized this was another way of putting food on the table. And allowing me to pick and choose from the acting jobs that were being offered at the time.
Q: If you and Mark Hamill fought who would win?
Me, of course.
Q: Were there any injuries / weird occurrences / funny stories on any of the Indiana Jones sets?
Oh, let's see. On the first Indiana Jones movie, I tore an ACL in one of my knees, can't remember which knee, the scene in which I was fighting the big German mechanic on an airplane called a flying wing, I was run over by the landing gear and injured my knee, but I can't remember which one it was. Lots of bumps and injuries along the way.
Funny stories? We were shooting in Tunisia, and the script had a scene in which I fight a swordsman, an expert swordsman, it was meant to be the ultimate duel between sword and whip. And I was suffering from dysentery, really, found it inconvenient to be out of my trailer for more than 10 minutes at a time. We'd done a brief rehearsal of the scene the night before we were meant to shoot it, and both Steve and I realized it would take 2 or 3 days to shoot this. And it was the last thing we were meant to shoot in Tunisia before we left to shoot in England. And the scene before this in the film included a whip fight against 5 bad guys that were trying to kidnap Marian, so I thought it was a bit redundant. I was puzzling how to get out of this 3 days of shooting, so when I got to set I proposed to Steven that we just shoot the son a bitch and Steve said "I was thinking that as well." So he drew his sword, the poor guy was a wonderful British stuntman who had practiced his sword skills for months in order to do this job, and was quite surprised by the idea that we would dispatch him in 5 minutes. But he flourished his sword, I pulled out my gun and shot him, and then we went back to England.
Q: Can you elaborate on what happened between you and Chewbacca that lead to you having a falling out?
Ha. Well that was a skit for Kimmel, I think. With his writers, the idea behind it was that Chewbacca had borrowed my fictional wife.
Q: Did you keep any props from any of your movies, if so which ones are your favorite?
No, I don't keep any, I'm not terribly nostalgic and I don't have a lot of things from my movies. And certainly don't have a lot of them around my house. Those are separate worlds for me.
Q: How do you feel about snakes?
I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I'm quite familiar with snakes and think they'r fantastic creatures.
Q: Are you still mad at Lando?
Q: What was your favorite Indiana Jones movie?
I don't have favorites. I just love the work, and I'm glad that the films were so well-received. But I don't really have favorites.
Q: Do you have any pets?
We have presently 2 dogs, numerous fish, and those are our pets. I haven't owned a cat for many years. I like individual cats, though, yes. Cats are fine.
Q: Hi Mr, Ford. I think we would all like to know: Who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?
I don't know and I don't care.
Q: I've seen you on a couple of late night talk shows, where it really seems that you hate being interviewed, or maybe you're just uncomfortable? Am i right? And if i am...why?
Oh no, in most cases, those guys are so talented and so funny. I don't hate it at all, in fact it's interesting you would think that because I usually have a really good time. I'm there to bring attention to some project that's about to be released, and it's great to be able to take advantage of that to bring attention to bring attention to the film.
Q: Who did you prefer portraying, Han or Indiana?
I think Indiana Jones was a lot of fun to do because of the places we went to and the adventures and the action. But Han Solo was also a huge part of my life.
Q: Were you really a carpet salesman until you were 37?
For the whole AMA click here.