It’s not a Millennium Falcon! Harrison Ford revealed that Calista Flockhart refuses to fly with him in “vintage” planes after his near-fatal accident in 2015.
“My wife doesn’t fly vintage planes with me anymore — she will in other planes,” the Star Wars star*, 80, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on Wednesday, February 8.
For his part, the actor recalled that the March 2015 incident — in which he flew a World War II plane that cut down a tree and landed on a golf course in Venice, California, causing serious injuries — “was very hard on my family and it was hard for me.”
Ford is a father of five children; he shares sons Benjamin, 56, and Willard, 53, with first wife Mary Marquardt; son Malcolm, 35, and daughter Georgia, 32, with second wife Melissa Mathison; as well as son Liam, 21, with Flockhart, Ford’s partner of more than 20 years. Ford and Flockhart, 58, married in 2010.
“I certainly don’t want to have to recover from such an accident again,” says de Indiana Jones the star told the outlet, adding that he “went flying again” after the accident. ‘I know what happened. So that’s part of the reason [I went back]. There was a mechanical problem with the plane that I could not have known about or could not have done anything about,” he explained. “So in the words of the great philosopher Jimmy Buffett: ‘It’s not happening.’”
At the time, Ford’s representative issued a statement to Us weekly noting that the Academy Award winner “was flying a vintage World War II plane today that had engine problems on takeoff. He had no choice but to crash land, which he did safely.”
The statement continued: “He was beaten up and is in hospital for medical care. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.”
At the time, Dr. Sanjay Khurana played on the golf course on which Ford’s plane landed – and rushed to his aid. When the doctor saw his face, he realized who he was helping.
“He was a bit stunned. He was moaning and in pain,” Khurana said ABC news, adding that the Fugitive star was “slumped over in distress, strapped in.” He quickly recruited others on the golf course to help, asking them to “put dirt on the fuel so it wouldn’t ignite,” he said. CBS Los Angeles. “I just wanted to get him out safely so the situation didn’t explode.”
He added: “It was plain to see on his face, it was Harrison Ford. I’m old enough, or young enough, to have seen all his movies Star Wars movies. So it was obvious.”
In addition to his time on the air, Ford still dominates the big – and small – screen. He shines opposite Helen Mirren in the Yellowstone precursor 1923, which is currently airing its first season. Season 2 was announced earlier this month.
told Ford The Hollywood Reporter that showrunner Taylor Sheridan has yet to give him some insight on how season 2 will differ from the first. “I don’t have a clue,” Ford joked.
The blade runner star will also put on the famous Indy hat again in the near future Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fatewhich is expected to premiere in July.
Despite Ford’s famously gruff demeanor, he made sure to tell his fans — some of whom believed his behavior stemmed from social anxiety — that he doesn’t have a “social phobia.” I abhor boring situations,” he said THR.
Still, he admitted, the first time he took the stage, “I was terrified. My knees would shake so bad you could see it from the back of the theater. Ford clarified, “But that’s not social anxiety. That is being unfamiliar with the territory. I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being on stage and telling a story with collaborators.