“My hand hurt”: Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling on the Set of $259 Million Movie After Accidentally Misreading the Script

Harrison Ford had a hilarious explanation for punching Ryan Gosling.

Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling on the Set of $259 Million Movie After Accidentally Misreading the Script


  • Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling worked opposite each other in Blade Runner 2049.
  • During the filming of one action sequence, Ford punched Gosling in the face.
  • The Indiana Jones icon joked that he punched Gosling because he misread the script.
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All Barbies did in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie Land, until the Ken revolution hit them, was say hi to each other and participate in giant blowout parties every night. The atmosphere behind the camera was equally picnic-like on the set of Barbie, so much so that Margot Robbie admitted she’d do anything to be on that set with Gerwig and Ryan Gosling again.

Ryan Gosling performing I'm Just Ken from Barbie
Ryan Gosling performing I’m Just Ken from Barbie

That seems like a huge departure from the vibe on the set of Blade Runner 2049, wherein Gosling got punched by his co-star, Harrison Ford.

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How Harrison Ford Ended Up Punching Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling starred as Officer K in Blade Runner 2049, which saw Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role of Rick Deckard from the 1982 cult hit Blade Runner. Set 30 years after the events of the original film, this story sees K, an officer with the LA Police Department, embark on a journey to find the former blade runner who has been missing for over three decades.

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

The film grossed $259 million globally and Gosling earned positive reviews for his grim portrayal. However, it seems his experience behind the scenes was far from positive. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the pair were asked about the incident which involved Ford punching Gosling in the face on the set of Blade Runner 2049.

When the host, Graham Norton questioned whether he was supposed to punch Gosling, Ford quipped, “Oh, I misread the script.” He then added, “My hand hurt.”


However, he did talk about the famous punch in more detail with GQ magazine (via EW) and revealed his co-star’s face was where it should not have been. Both actors were moving and so was the camera. As Ford focused on the angle of the camera, Gosling’s face landed in the range of his punch.

The 81-year-old patched things between the two by pouring Gosling a glass of scotch. Hilariously, he took the rest of the battle with him. One drink for one punch!

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What Harrison Ford Thought About Ryan Gosling Before He Joined Blade Runner 2049

Apart from the punch, Gosling absolutely loved working with Ford because he got to “hang out” with the man behind iconic franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Ryan Gosling in a still from Blade Runner 2049
Ryan Gosling in a still from Blade Runner 2049

It seems Ford also admires the Canadian actor’s work as he recommended him for the role of Officer K for Blade Runner 2049, as per IMDb. The veteran actor was attached to the project alongside Ridley Scott from the very beginning.

Coincidentally, even before Ford’s advice, the producers had started working on roping in Gosling for the role. Their admiration for each other paved the way for an incredible on-screen chemistry.


Written by Vishal Singh

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Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.