Harrison Ford had the most Harrison Ford response when asked if he’s retiring soon

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
(Image credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

Harrison Ford may be hanging up his whip and hat as Indiana Jones, but don’t expect him to retire anytime soon. The Hollywood legend had a perfect response when quizzed about his career plans on the CNN show 'Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?'. 

When asked if he’d had "any thoughts about retiring," Ford responded with a disappointed face before laughing at Wallace’s question. Clearly on the backfoot, the presenter added, "This was going so well up until this point".

However, Ford did go on to give a poignant answer about why he’s not got any plans to step back from acting. "I don’t," he replied on if he’s thinking about retiring. "I don’t do well when I don’t have work. I love to work. I love to feel useful. It’s my jones. I want to be helpful."

He added about why in particular acting still calls to him: "It is the people you get to work with. The intensity and the intimacy of collaboration. It’s the combined ambition somehow forged from words on a page. I don’t plan what I want to do in a scene. I don’t feel obliged to do anything. I’m naturally affected by things that I work on."

Ford is about to return for his Indiana Jones swan song in the Dial of Destiny. For more on that, read our interviews with Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, and director James Mangold here.

While we wait for Indiana Jones 5 to release on June 28 in the UK and June 30 in the US, you can also check out all the other upcoming movies on the way this year.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.