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“You never figure the cost of fame, I never enjoyed it”: 80 Years Old Harrison Ford Reveals Why He Hates Being Famous

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Harrison Ford is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and distinguished superstars in the entertainment industry. Working on projects that are considered nothing short of phenomenal to be absolutely adaptable to any role he’s put into, he excels at anything. From playing the part of Hans Solo in Star Wars to playing the role of the greatest explorer by the name of Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise to now playing the part of Colonel Thaddeus Ross in the MCU in the upcoming Thunderbolts, his greatness truly knows no bounds.

Harrison Ford in 2017; Ford’s People cover in 1998.

But with all this success, comes fame, and fame does not always pay well when it comes to a successful individual.

In one instance, Harrison Ford was asked whether he liked the fame and attention that he was given by the fans, to which he replied that if he would have his way, he would not want to be famous at all.

Harrison Ford Hates That He’s Famous

Harrison Ford is nothing short of a legend when it comes to his career in the Hollywood industry, with an illustrious career spanning more than half a century, Ford has been part of many film projects that have gone on to become classics with audiences around the globe. From being the charismatic and charming Hans Solo in the Star Wars franchise to playing one of the greatest explorers in the world in Indiana Jones. 

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise.
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise.

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But when all that fame is not something that you seek, it becomes a bother rather than something to be proud of. In Ford’s case, being famous is something that he doesn’t like because he thinks that all that fame brings are problems and nothing more. One time, he openly said that all his fame was something that he never enjoyed and that there is always a price that needs to be paid by the owner for all the fame they have accumulated.

“You always think, ‘If I’m successful, then I’ll have opportunities.’ You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That’s incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I’ve never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor’s appointments. But what’s that worth? Nothing,”

What most people might not know is that Harrison Ford is not a very open person and that he likes his privacy, which is the reason why people might very rarely see him out in public where people might see him. With his level of fame, it becomes hard for him to spend time alone, away from prying eyes. For him, his privacy is a very important part of his life.

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Harrison Ford As Colonel Ross In The MCU!

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Harrison Ford as Thaddeus Ross in the MCU

After the untimely demise of William Hurt, fans were devastated, coming to the fact that they had lost an amazing person, thus, the hunt for a new Thaddeus Ross began, and the most obvious choice that they could find was Harrison Ford. With his accolades in the industry and his skills, Marvel Studios didn’t have to think twice before signing him as the new Colonel Ross in the upcoming Thunderbolts movie.

Seeing Ford’s resume of delivering blockbusters with his every performance, fans can rest assured that the Late. William Hurt’s legacy is in the right hands.

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Thunderbolts, in cinemas on 26th July 2024

Source: OK! Magazine

Written by Deepak Bisht

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