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“I genuinely love him, If I wasn’t married …”: Helen Mirren Confesses Her Love For Harrison Ford, Admits She Was Nervous During Bedroom Scene With Him

"I genuinely love him, If I wasn't married …": Helen Mirren Confesses Her Love For Harrison Ford, Admits She Was Nervous During Bedroom Scene With Him

Even at the age of 80, the Indiana Jones star hasn’t failed to leave his mark on his costar and 4-decade-old friend Helen Mirren through his charm. The 77-year-old British legend, who joined forces with Harrison Ford to star in Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed 1923, didn’t back away from sharing her fascination and admiration for her costar.

The Queen actress also opened up about how exciting it was for her to star alongside her longtime friend and expressed how the love sequences between the two stars would get her nervous.

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Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford
Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford

Helen Mirren struggled to keep her cool during the bedroom sequence with Harrison Ford

While speaking with The Wrap about her time in Taylor Sheridan’s 1923, Helen Mirren opened up about the excitement she felt while filming the bedroom scene alongside Harrison Ford. Following the duo’s long history together, Mirren went on to explain how nervous she felt while recalling the certain sequence, as the actress shared that she struggled to keep her cool on the sets. The Shazam 2 actress explained the situation by stating,

“I had to be in the bed with him, you know. I’m dressed up to here. But I’m lying there and I’m thinking, ‘I’m in bed with Harrison Ford.’ I was so excited, I can’t tell you. I had to pretend to be cool. Don’t tell him. Promise me,”

Apart from their time together in the 1883 sequel, Mirren recalled memories from their first time working together on the sets of The Mosquito Coast and explained how she was left in awe of the actor.

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Taylor Sheridan's 1923
Taylor Sheridan’s 1923

Helen Mirren was left in complete awe by Harrison Ford’s demeanor

Ever since their time together in 1986’s The Mosquito Coast, which kickstarted the special bond between Mirren and Ford, the two have been pretty vocal about their fondness for each other. Helen Mirren further recalled her memories from their first time working together and explained that she was awestruck by The Indiana Jones star’s demeanor on the sets. The actress explained that she was fascinated by the actor’s generosity and expressed her feelings for Ford by stating,

“He’s amazing. He really is. The stature he’s held, as a major, humongous movie star, all that time, at the same time as somebody who doesn’t love the limelight. He has this interior quality to him. He’s come to a place where he can be easy with other actors. It’s immensely generous and incredibly professional. Not remotely spoiled movie star, at all. I genuinely love him. If I wasn’t married …”

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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Although the duo is happily married to their respective partners, it didn’t impact their chemistry onscreen, as they perfected their roles as Jacob and Cara Dutton in Sheridan’s Western.

1923 is available to stream on Paramount Plus.

Source: The Wrap

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.