Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford embarks on an exciting new adventure in space bringing credibility and charm to a complicated role in the sci-fi action thriller Ender’s Game opening November 1st. After the people of Earth survive a devastating alien attack, Battle School commander Hyrum Graff (Ford) trains a new generation of child geniuses to be warriors to meet the threat of another imminent invasion. Among them is a brilliant and remarkably gifted 12-year-old, Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield), who shows great promise to become Earth’s next ultimate military leader. Written for the screen and directed by Gavin Hood based on the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Orson Scott Card, the film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Sir Ben Kingsley.
In an engaging interview at the film’s recent press day, Ford talked about what intrigued him when he first read the script, why he feels the questions it raises make it a good family movie, what it was like sharing the screen with young star Butterfield and veteran actors Davis and Kingsley, how the visual effects technology used to shoot space sequences has evolved since Star Wars, why he enjoys the collaborative process of filmmaking and wants to continue to perfect his talents, what he learned as a young actor working on American Graffiti, why he doesn’t consider himself an icon, his thoughts on the Oscar campaign for 42, and his advice for someone just starting out on the journey of being an actor. Hit the jump to read the interview: