Harrison Ford joked that he was 'blessed with this body' after a reporter told the 80-year-old actor he's 'still very hot'
Harrison Ford had a hilarious response Friday to a reporter who said, "he's still got it."
The actor spoke at a press conference for the latest "Indiana Jones" film at the Cannes Film Festival.
He joked at the event that he was "blessed" with his body and thanked the reporter for noticing.
Harrison Ford may be stepping away from his Indiana Jones character for good, but some are sure the '80s heartthrob has "still got it."
The actor, 80, sat down for a press conference for "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.
The franchise's fifth installment, which also features Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas, premiered at the event Thursday to a five-minute standing ovation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
During the press conference, a reporter told Ford that she thinks he's "still very hot," which sparked laughter from the room and the rest of the celebrity panel.
"Look, I think you're still very hot, and we were stunned to see you take your shirt off in the second scene," she said. "And you've still got it! I mean, how do you keep fit, and can you ride a horse?"
Upon hearing the reporter's opinions on his looks, Ford leaned in with a smirk.
"Yeah, I can ride a horse — if they let me," he joked as he twiddled his fingers. "Look, I've been blessed with this body. Thanks for noticing."
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Ford also defended the use of de-aging in the movie, which sees Indiana Jones go back in time, per Variety. The controversial technique has been used increasingly in major films like "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "The Irishman" in recent years.
"It's not Photoshop magic. That's what I looked like 35 years ago. [De-aging technology] is just a trick unless it's supported by story," he said. "I think it was used very skillfully. I'm very happy with it."
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