When I found out I’d get the opportunity to speak with Harrison Ford for his new movie Extraordinary Measures, I’ll admit to being extremely excited and beyond nervous. Not only because I’d finally win Celebrity Bingo…no, the reason I was nervous is that it’s HARRISON FORD! Han Solo. Indiana Jones. Jack Ryan. Rich Deckard. Dr. Richard Kimble. Harrison Ford is someone I grew up idolizing and the opportunity to speak with him was an amazing experience. Also, I’ve spoken to journalists who have been in the game for over a decade and they all told me Ford rarely does press. I walked in knowing this might be the only time I ever interview this legend of cinema. So yeah, no pressure.
But enough of with my anxiety. The reason I got to speak with Ford is he’s out promoting Extraordinary Measures (which he executive produced), which is the first movie from CBS Films. It’s inspired by the true story of John Crowley – someone who risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life threatening disease. Playing Crowley is Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford stars as the brilliant but unconventional scientist who teams up with Crowley to find a cure.
During my limited time with Ford we talked about doing press, how the project came together, social networking like Twitter and Facebook, and I closed off the interview by asking about Blade Runner! So what are you waiting for? Watch the interview after the jump!
Finally, if you’d like to see some clips from Extraordinary Measures or for the full synopsis, click here.