Actor Harrison Ford got bleeped on TV on Wednesday as he let the ‘f’ word slip while talking about his experience on the baseball mound at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday.
The movie star tossed the ceremonial first pitch on the hallowed turf as part of the Dodgers’ tribute night to sporting hero Jackie Robinson. Ford, who stars as the club’s late general manager Branch Rickey in the new Robinson biopic 42, admits he was inundated with advice from friends after they learned he would be taking to the mound.
The Star Wars star’s effort wasn’t great – but he admits he refused to take heed of the advice he was offered, telling late-night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, “I got a lot of conflicting advice from all kinds of people that pretended to know how you throw out the first ball.
“A lot of people said, ‘Don’t go to the mound because it’s kind of long… and you might…’ and I thought, ‘F**k that’.”
Realizing he had uttered a swear work on national TV, the actor paused and covered his mouth with his hand.
Ford then revealed he did practice in his back yard, adding, “We went 62-and-a-half feet in my back yard and my son, who is 12, caught and we talked about it a lot because I didn’t want to embarrass him; he’s a baseball player. And I’ve got a 47-year-old son, who pitched for USC and he told me what he thought I ought to do.”
Veteran actor Harrison Ford has said he owes his movie career to a fortuitous restroom break at Columbia Pictures more than four decades ago.
The Indiana Jones star was leaving the building after a less-than stellar audition with a top casting director when he stopped to relieve himself, and he still believes what happened next was a stroke of luck that propelled his film fortunes.
As he left the restroom, he bumped into the director’s assistant.
He recalls, “I don’t think that assistant would have run that much farther to get me. But he found me, and I left Columbia that day with a seven-year contract… I’ve been lucky.”
Calista Flockhart is glad she finally made her relationship with Harrision Ford official – because marriage has improved their romance.
And Flockhart admits she’s pleased they finally decided to tie the knot, because she now has less arguments with the Indiana Jonesstar.