Hollywood stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling teamed up in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049. The two stars were praised for their iconic performances, but things got out of hand on the sets when Ford punched Gosling.
Ford later explained that he misinterpreted the script. The duo were filming a scene where Gosling was supposed to be out of Ford’s range, but during one of those 100 takes, the punch directly landed on Gosling’s face, injuring him severely. Ford later went to Gosling in order to apologize but he dismissed him by saying he was busy.
Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling
During their appearance on The Graham Norton Show, actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling recalled the moment when Ford punched Gosling while filming 2017’s Blade Runner 2049. Ford had a simple explanation,
“Oh, I misread the script. No, we were doing a scene in flashing strobe lights, he’s walking backwards, I’m walking forwards, you have to make it look like the punch was intended… but I hit him. One out of 100 times I hit him.” Gosling then added, “I should be lucky I didn’t get hit more is the theme of this. It’s not just a punch though, a Harrison Ford punch is a different animal altogether.”
Ford accidentally punched Gosling during one of those 100 takes. The film was mainly praised for its performances, directing, cinematography, editing, musical score, production design, and visual effects.
Ryan Gosling’s face was out of place
In another interview with GQ, Ford recalled that Gosling’s face was out of place after he punched him, explaining that he was supposed to be out of his range,
“Ryan Gosling’s face was where it should not have been. His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once.”
As for Gosling, he stated that Ford is one “cool motherf**ker,” however, it seemed like he was not satisfied with Ford’s apology.
Harrison Ford tried to apologize to Ryan Gosling
Ford further revealed on The Graham Norton Show that he tried to apologize to Gosling by going to his trailer later. He recalled,
“I went to his dressing room – his palatial motor home – with a bottle of scotch in hand, just cracked the top, poured him a drink, gave him a drink, he said, ‘I’m kinda busy now.’ And I went back to my trailer with the rest of the bottle, I had the intention to leave it but nah!”
Despite so many exceptional elements in Blade Runner 2049, the film was a box-office bomb, grossing roughly $267 million worldwide against a production budget between $150–185 million, with an estimated loss of $80 million after marketing and distribution costs.
Source: The Graham Norton Show