We haven’t talked about Ryan Gosling being punched in the face by Harrison Ford on the set of Blade Runner 2049 in awhile but, with Denis Villeneuve’s sequel just weeks away from hitting theaters, we figured that now would be the best time to revisit this very important, relevant topic. Oh, and did we mention that Ford has now admitted to hitting Gosling in the kisser? That too.
“I punched Ryan Gosling in the face,” Ford said during an interview for his GQ cover story. “Ryan Gosling’s face was where it should not have been.” In an effort to provide some more insight on those extremely straightforward remarks, he continued, “His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once.”
Well, that certainly clears things up. Assuming Ford’s claims are accurate, then the punch was almost definitely Gosling’s fault. However, Ford obviously felt bad about the whole thing and so, in order to make amends, he visited Gosling’s dressing room with a bottle of scotch, poured him a glass, and promptly exited the room, without saying a word.
When asked about this, Ford responded, “What? Did he fucking expect the whole bottle?”