Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat was protected by THREE bodyguards according to co-star

Virgin Radio

28 Jun 2023, 07:25

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The new Indiana Jones movie is finally in cinemas, and virginradio.co.uk has been talking to some of its stars!

This week, the stars of the film headed to London for the UK premiere of the fifth film in the series, which is set to be the last time that Harrison Ford will play the titular character. 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny follows the previous instalment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was released in 2008, and sees Indi and his goddaughter Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) on the hunt for a mysterious dial before it lands into the hands of maniacal scientist Jurgen Voller, played by Mads Mikkelsen.

Speaking to virginradio.co.uk and other press from the red carpet at Cineworld Leicester Square on Monday (26th June), Danish actor Mads spoke about appearing alongside Harrison Ford. “If Phoebe and I and him were in a scene, Phoebe and I would be the adults. I mean, he’s just a complete kid, you can't stop it," he explained.

“It's a very unique thing to be allowed to work as an actor, and he's never stopped loving it.”

Speaking about whether he took anything from the set, Mads told us that he had his eye on the daredevil archaeologist’s iconic headwear. “We all wanted to steal his hat,” he said. 

However, the acting star revealed that it was being well guarded. “There were three people looking at that hat constantly, and then we don't want to mess with Harrison either. So we skipped that one. I stole my glasses. That was it,” he told us.

Talking more about working with the Hollywood icon, Mads said: “I was stuck in a car with Harrison for two days and we couldn't get out, really, it was too messy. And so our downtime was just a lot of anecdotes. You have to pinch yourself when you’re sitting there.”

Meanwhile, Harrison Ford spoke to us about the importance of age in the new movie. “I always wanted to do a movie about him at this age,” he said. “It's been 15 years since we did the last one. Clearly I've aged, and I don't want to run away from it. I wanted to do a story about a guy who depended on his youth, depended on his vigour, depended on his kooky young head to be brave, but has now matured, is in a different place in life, but it's the same guy.” 

The A-lister continued: “He's conned into this adventure. I don't want to give away too much of the story, but I'm really happy with the film.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is in UK cinemas now.