Harrison Ford has cleared up his previous negative comments about the 1997 horror film, His Own Devil.
Film directed by Alan J Pakula (Sophie’s Choice), which stars Ford as an Irish-American cop taking on the character of Brad Pitt – an IRA terrorist posing as an immigrant construction worker.
At the time of its release, Ford called the production “difficult” while Pitt said the shooting was “the most irresponsible filmmaking, if you can call it that, that I have ever seen”.
In a new interview with MrFord explained that he and Pitt were at odds because of conflicting opinions about the film’s script.
“Brad developed the script. Then they offered me a portion. I saved my comments on the character and the structure of that thing – I adore Brad,” Ford said.
“First of all, I admire Brad. I think he’s a great actor. He’s a really good guy. But we didn’t agree on a director until we met Alan Pakula, whom I had worked with but Brad had not.
“Brad has this complex personality, and I wanted to have a complication on my side so it wasn’t just a battle between good and evil. And that’s when I came up with the idea of bad photography.”
The side plot that Ford devised was his character covering up for his partner, who shot an unarmed thief in the back.
“I was working with a screenwriter — but then all of a sudden we were shooting and we didn’t have a script that Brad and I had agreed on,” said Ford.
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“We each have different ideas about it. I understand why he wants to stay his point, and I want to stay mine – or I’m imposing mine, and it’s fair to say that’s how Brad feels. It is very complicated. I liked the movie very much. So many.”
Although production is besieged, Devil’s own continued to be a box office success, earning $140 million (£112 million) worldwide.
Ford, 80 years old, is currently taking on the role of adventure archaeologist in Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fatewill be released on June 30th. you can read independenceof review here.