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“They say never meet your heroes,” Gosling tells EW. “But the addendum to that is: unless they’re Harrison Ford.” Of course, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t nervous about meeting Ford for the first time. “Harrison didn’t start working until a month into production, so we had a lot of time to just imagine how that might be, and waiting for that moment to come, and hoping that we were making something that would be satisfying to him,” Gosling says.
And then it was just unmistakably him — even in silhouette, you couldn’t miss it — and it was just such a relief,” he says. “He immediately put everyone at ease and went right to work.”
Later in production, to keep warm between takes, Gosling found himself shooting the breeze with Ford in an unexpected locale. “Talking to Harrison fully clothed in a hot tub is an experience I never thought I’d have,” Gosling says, laughing. “If you had told me a few years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it.”
Blade Runner 2049 has an October 6, 2017 release directed by Denis Villeneuve also starring Mackenzie Davis, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Robin Wright.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.