"I Fell Off An Elephant": Sixty Seconds With Harrison Ford

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You play a military colonel in Ender’s Game. Did you have to do any army style training?

I didn’t, but the kids [Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld], had to go through a full boot camp – there were drill instructors on set to teach them marching, cadence and the military behaviours they needed to replicate on screen.

You’ve reportedly done your own stunts throughout your career. Did you do any in Ender’s Game?

No [laughs] – and by the way I never actually did any real stunts, I just did ‘physical acting’. The stunt guys did the stunts. I’m mostly concerned with dialogue and the art of storytelling.

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever suffered while doing some ‘physical acting’?

I tore the ACL in my knee while filming The Fugitive, and I damaged a disc in my back after falling from an elephant on Temple Of Doom. You know, normal athletic injuries like that!

What do you do to keep fit?

I play tennis and I watch what I eat. That’s about it. I’m not as fit as I used to be – I’m a little bit long in the tooth to be running, jumping and falling down!

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