Actors may appear all buddy-buddy on the screen, but sometimes when the cameras stop rolling, things get ugly. According to some sources, Kim Cattrall was regularly treated like dirt by Sarah Jessica Parker and her other Sex and the City co-stars. The late Rip Torn physically attacked people on set. And the way Bill Murray allegedly treated Lucy Liu on the set of 2000’s Charlie’s Angels doesn’t paint him in the best light. But very little can compare to the horrific accusation Harrison Ford reportedly made toward co-star Oscar Isaac on the set of 2015’s The Force Awakens. According to Isaac, the Indiana Jones star accused Isaac of wearing a wig.
As remembered by Cheat Sheet, in 2015 while promoting The Force Awakens, Isaac recounted the traumatic accusation on an episode of Conan. Isaac said during filming at one point he could “feel” someone staring at him, and turned to find Harrison Ford staring intently at the back of his head. Once discovered, Ford reportedly pointed at Isaac’s hair and said, “wig.” When Isaac asked what he meant, Ford answered, “You’re wearing a wig.” After Isaac assured the Han Solo actor that it was his real hair, Ford looked at him with what Isaac called a mixture of “disdain and also impressed.” You can watch the interview below.
In spite of the accusations, Isaac apparently asked Harrison Ford — a real life pilot as well as the actor known for portraying the iconic star pilot Han Solo — his advice portraying a pilot in Star Wars. Ford’s response sounds about as Harrison Ford as you get. Ford reportedly answered, “It’s fake, and it’s in space.” It’s the kind of wisdom you just wish you could package and give to everyone.
Even though Han Solo met his end in The Force Awakens, with the always longer list of Star Wars prequels, there’s no telling whether or not Harrison Ford might one day return to the role. In the meantime, the actor will be making his television debut in a much more grounded story. Ford will play Dr. Phil Rhodes in Shrinking, a new comedy on the way from Apple TV+. When we meet Ford’s character, he will be starting to learn he’s showing signs of Parkinson’s Disease. At the same time one of his proteges — played by Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) — will be mired in grief and starting to tell his clients what he actually thinks of them. The other protege, played by Jessica Williams (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore), will find herself carrying a torch for Segel’s character.
While there’s no word about whether or not he made unfounded accusations about any co-stars’ hair on set during filming, Indiana Jones 5 is in the can and we will see Harrison Ford in his final outing as the eponymous adventurer June 30, 2023. The film is directed by James Mangold (Logan). Ford will be joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Thomas Kretschmann (Blade II), Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), and Body Holbrook (Logan).