Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford are currently on a whirlwind promo tour to plug Blade Runner 2049 (not that that’s even necessary—the movie, out this Friday, is probably the most anticipated film of the year). Understandably, celebrities can get a bit loopy after running the exhausting gauntlet known as the Hollywood movie press junket. After a long day of answering the same questions over and over, things are bound to get a little silly. Or very silly. And they did, during a stop at a British talk show earlier this week—only Ford and Gosling couldn’t lean on that ‘It’s been a long day’ excuse. The Q&A was for ITV’s am show, This Morning, and it took place right at the top of the day.
What was supposed to be a serious chat about a serious sci-fi sequel and the immense pressures that come with making something like that devolved into laughing fits, whiskey shots (did we mention it was early morning?), and chatter about how the pair like to kill time on set (Ryan knits, Harrison punches people in the face).
Interviewer Alison Hammond (who—calm down— has never seen the original Blade Runner) did manage to hold her own under the charm offensive of these two Hollywood megastars, but we can only imagine what it’s like to show up to work and have your first task of the day go so, SO far off the rails (remember Alison the next time you accidentally ‘reply all’ to a work email intended for just one person). There’s no way she didn’t just pack up her lunch and go back home to bask in the ridiculous afterglow of this on-the-verge-of-becoming-viral interview.
As for Ford and Gosling, while this may have not been their finest professional moment, we can at least credit Ford with successfully remembering both the first and last name of a man he’s just spent a year making a movie with (unlike during the duo’s earlier appearance on this other British talk show).