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The Hollywood star Harrison Ford wants the world to know that at the age of 80, he does not care what anyone else thinks about him.

Ford Sounds Off

Ford’s latest role is that of a therapist on the new Apple TV+ show “Shrinking,” and he spoke out this week to give his thoughts on the profession. 

“My opinion is not of the profession, it’s of the practitioner,” Ford told Fox News. “There are all kinds of therapy. I’m sure many of them are useful to many people. I’m not anti-therapy for anybody — except for myself. I know who the f— I am at this point.” 

When asked if he learned anything from working on a TV comedy for the first time, Ford replied, “Would it be arrogant to say that I didn’t learn anything?”

“I really didn’t learn anything,” he added with a laugh. “It’s about being in the room where it happens and being appropriate to the circumstances and welcoming the opportunity to generate something with a little spontaneity and a measure of truth.”

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Ford’s Connection To Character

Though Ford admitted that he feels a strong personal connection with his character on this show, he didn’t elaborate on how.

“I’m not sure I want to talk to you about that,” he said. “There are family issues that were relatable to me, OK? I’ve got five kids. This guy’s got a daughter he doesn’t see very often and an ex-wife.”

“There are issues with his family — which are not the same issues I have with my family,” he added. “But there are things we worked our way through, so I found an emotional reality to attend to.” 

Ford also shot down a fan theory that he suffers from social anxiety.

“S—. That sounds like something a psychiatrist would say, not a casual observer,” he said. “No. I don’t have a social anxiety disorder. I have an abhorrence of boring situations. I was shy when I first went onstage — I wasn’t shy, I was f—ing terrified.”

“My knees would shake so badly, you could see it from the back of the theater. But that’s not social anxiety. That’s being unfamiliar with the territory,” he continued. “I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being onstage and telling a story with collaborators.”

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Ford’s Thoughts On Oscars

Though Ford has had a successful Hollywood career for decades, he’s never won an Academy Award. In his latest interview, Ford claimed that winning an Oscar isn’t important to him. 

“If I did a movie that had Oscar ambition, that was an Oscar-type movie, then yeah, I’d want the film to be recognized for its quality,” he explained. “If I were given an Oscar, I would be grateful and appropriate. I’m trying to artfully skirt this — I don’t want to campaign for it.” 

This is going to be a big year for Ford, as his movie Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, the fifth in the franchise, is set to come out in June. We’re glad to see that despite being in his 80s now, Ford appears to still be as feisty and hard-working as ever!

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