Posted at 19:50 on 7 Feb 2007 by Pandora / Blake
D. pointed me at a fantastic article describing how Harrison Ford will only agree to play Indiana Jones in a new movie if he's allowed to wield a proper singletail:
"The 64-year-old actor, who plays the daredevil archaeologist, was told the weapon would have to be computer generated because of new film safety rules.
Harrison branded the rule ridiculous and said he would pull out of the film if he couldnt wield his whip."
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I always had such a crush on Indy - rugged, unshaven, reckless hooligan that he is. How much would I love to play his arrogant young sidekick who gets them both into trouble? He'd rescue me, of course, because if he's a rogue he's an honourable one. But he'd teach me afterwards not to put him to the trouble again. Or maybe he'd just take his annoyance out on me, possibly take his pleasure as well, and set out on his own again.
Or perhaps I'd be an independent, strong, sharp-tongued woman who meets him in a bar and challenges him to a drinking game. Or a bet. If I lost, he might well decide on a forfeit designed to show me who was boss. Or if I won, it might infuriate him so much he'd take his revenge afterwards. Oh, someone give me a budget. We almost certainly couldn't afford Harrison Ford at his usual rates, but given his affection for wielding the implement maybe he could be persuaded... A girl can dream :)
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