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The incident occurred during a recent episode of the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast after the “Indiana Jones” actor realized that O’Brien had “Han Solo” written in his interview notes.
“I refer you to this piece of paper right here,” O’Brien said. “That says, ‘Born and raised in Chicago to an Irish German father—’”
When Ford leaned over and looked at the paper, he noticed that it included notes about his role as Han Solo, as Variety reported.
“Well if that’s a quality of your research, and I imagine it is because right there it says ‘Harrison Ford’ and then you had to write ‘Han Solo,’” Ford said. “You can’t f***ing remember that?”
“No I can’t. I can’t remember Han Solo,” O’Brien jokingly replied. “I wrote it down because I heard that you were in some of the ‘Star Wars films, and this was news to me because I’ve seen those films and I don’t exactly think that you ‘pop.’”
“I’m sorry. But I mean, I remember Chewbacca, I remember the bad guy with the black helmet and then … there’s some people,” the podcast host added.
The pair continued with their verbal sparring.
“You came on my show many many times, on the ‘Late Night’ show,” O’Brien told Ford. “And over the years people would say, ‘Who’s one of your favorite guests?’ And I would say, ‘Harrison Ford, because he’s so g**damn funny.’ You are so hilariously funny and you tossed me around like a rag doll, verbally, on these shows, and they’re some of my favorite segments of all time. You are a hilarious man and I’ve always loved being around you.”
“You guys wrote some great stuff,” Ford said. “I don’t remember any of it.”
Ford, 80, previously said that “Indiana Jones 5” will be his last film playing the character. The movie had a $60 million opening against a $295 million budget. Ford was notorious for saying he objected to anyone else portraying the action star that he’s been playing since the first movie premiered in 1981.