With over six decades in Hollywood, Harrison Ford has earned a reputation for playing iconic roles. From the swashbuckling Indiana Jones to the space pirate Han Solo, Ford has become a beloved star around the world. Now, he’s taking on a new challenge: television.
Ford is currently starring in Paramount+’s “1923,” a prequel to the popular series “Yellowstone.” On the show, he plays Jacob Dutton, a husband and father struggling to keep his family’s massive ranch intact. He’s joined by Helen Mirren, an actor with an equally-storied career, who plays his wife, Cara Dutton.
The two actors have worked together before, in the 1986 movie “The Mosquito Coast.” But when they reunited for “1923,” Ford told Savannah Guthrie that it felt like they’d been married for 40 years. “She’s just a delight to work with,” he said. “And she doesn’t take herself terribly seriously.”
Jacob and Cara Dutton operate as a team, but their lives on the ranch are far from peaceful. Ford and Mirren’s characters are surrounded by strife, and the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, has said he doesn’t like to write conflict in families.
At 80 years old, Ford shows no sign of slowing down. He recently wrapped up production on the next installment of the “Indiana Jones” series, and he’s already signed on for a second season of “1923.” As he told Guthrie, “The idea of not working doesn’t make much sense to me. It’s really where I feel most alive.”
It’s clear that Ford has no intention of retiring, and with his latest role on “1923,” he’s showing no signs of slowing down. His reunion with Mirren has been a delight for fans, and their chemistry on-screen is undeniable.