With a moving farewell, Harrison Ford remembers the filming of “Indiana Jones 3” with Sean Connery (†), who passed away at the weekend.
Harrison Ford, 78, wrote a moving farewell in Variety to Sean Connery, who passed away at his home in the Bahamas over the weekend at the age of 90. Ford remembers one particularly bumpy ride on the motorcycle with Sean Connery in the sidecar.
“He was my father … not in life … but in Indiana Jones 3,” Harrison said in a statement to Variety. “You don’t know what real pleasure is until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle. All this on a bumpy, twisting mountain path while Connery twists and turns.”
“We had so much fun”
He added, “God we had fun – if he’s in heaven I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace dear friend”.
In the film – the third installment of one of the most popular film franchises of the 80s – father and son often have arguments, with the older one often deliberately embarrassing the young “Indy”. For the fans, the chemistry on the screen of Ford and Connery was one of the most memorable highlights of “Indiana Jones 3” – if not a reason to go to the movies for many fans.
The fans loved the chemistry between the two
Like the previous “Indiana Jones” films, the third installment was directed by Steven Spielberg, 73. Connery is said to have been the director’s only choice to play Indiana’s father, Professor Henry Jones Sr.
Harrison Ford will miss his film father and will remember the many moments on location for a long time.