Just because you just finished filming a movie with a guy doesn’t mean you have to be best friends with him. Or even remember his name. Just ask Harrison Ford.
Ford, who co-stars with Ryan Gosling in “Blade Runner 2049,” had an “and you are…?” moment while promoting the film on “The Graham Norton Show,” struggling to come up with Gosling’s name.
“They finally came up with a story. I read it, and I thought it was awesome,” Ford said of the sequel to his 1982 film “Blade Runner,” as Gosling sat next to him.
“As I read it, I thought about the character that, uh, Ryan … Ryan?,” Ford said, turning to Gosling and confirming that Ryan is, in fact, his real name.
“It’s Ryan,” Gosling replied.
“With great enthusiasm, I called up the producers and I said, ‘This is great … why don’t we see if we can get, um ….,” Ford said, faltering again to conjure his co-star’s name, “Ryan Gosling … This is a great part for, uh, Ryan Gosling.”
Unfortunately for Ford, the struggle to remember Gosling’s name wasn’t the only humble moment that the “Star Wars” actor revealed.
“They said, ‘We’ve been talking to him for months.’ Now wait a second; they’d only been talking to me for weeks,” Ford said. “So they probably would have gone ahead without me.”
Watch Ford do some tongue-tripping in the video.