For my money, Harrison Ford is one of the best talk show guests in Hollywood. He’s always a perplexing combination of obstructive and silly, sometimes sitting in total silence when he doesn’t want to answer a question, other times turning up dressed like a hot dog. He’s a guy who likes to subvert the artifice of the typical talk show interview with a wink and a smirk, and he gets away with it because he’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
Last night on The Tonight Show, you could tell Ford had grown tired of discussing the time he broke his ankle while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so instead of just answering the question, he strayed from the script, whispering “They closed a fucking door on me!” to Jimmy Fallon and ultimately deploying a spit-take.
Fallon, always chasing that perfect viral moment, handed Ford a Han Solo action figure and asking him to show exactly how the injury happened. When Ford was a little too rough with the toy, he doubled down.
The segment closed with a perfect stoic Ford moment. Still talking Star Wars, Fallon asked Ford if he got emotional the first time he put his Han Solo costume on again. Ford’s response:
“No, I got paid.”