Harrison Ford defends de-aging process he underwent for flashback sequence Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The fifth installment of the James Mangold-directed film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where the star received a five-minute standing ovation.
During a press conference, Ford talked about the technology used for the de-aging process, which made him appear younger in the film’s opening sequence.
Ford said, “The technology has developed to the point where I feel very realistic and I know that’s my face.” “It’s not some kind of Photoshop magic, 35 years ago that’s how I looked because Lucasfilm has every frame of the movie that we’ve made together all these years. And this process, this scientific mining of this library to be done [use],
Ford continued, “It’s just a ploy unless it’s backed up by a story and if it’s not honest, it’s not real… I mean, emotionally real. And so I think That it was used very efficiently.
The actor said he was “very happy” with the end result, but does not look back and says, “I wish I was that guy again,” adding, “I’m really happy to age. I love getting old.” It was great to be young, but I could be dead, but I’m still working.
Watch the full press conference in the video posted below.
Ford had previously stated that this film would be the last time he would portray the character of Indiana Jones.
“It’s the final film in the series, and it’s the last time I’ll be playing the character,” Ford told total film magazine. “I hope this will be the last time he appears in a film.”
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Slated to release on June 30, 2023.