Harrison Ford doesn't care what other people think of him: 'I know who the f*** I am'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Harrison Ford has declared that he really doesn't care what other people think of him - and at 80 years old, it's safe to say he's definitely earned the right!

The Indiana Jones actor - who has had an entertainment career that spans a whopping six decades - made the comment while being interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter on his new role in the Apple TV series Shrinking.

Ford plays Dr. Phil Rhodes in the comedy-drama series, which is focused on a widowed therapist (Jason Segel) who decides to deal with his grief by simply telling his patients exactly what he thinks - no holds barred.

The first episode in the series was only released two weeks ago, on January 27, but it's already managed to snag an impressive 79% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes for its witty writing and appealing characters.

In his recent interview, Ford was asked about therapy, and what he thought of the profession. "My opinion is not of the profession, it's of the practitioner. There are all kinds of therapy. I'm sure many of them are useful to many people. I'm not anti-therapy for anybody - except for myself. I know who the f**k I am at this point," the Star Wars actor answered.

He was then asked about whether he suffers from a social anxiety disorder, something that his fans have speculated he may be dealing with following his past comments on being shy in social situations. "S**t. That sounds like something a psychiatrist would say, not a casual observer. No. I don't have a social anxiety disorder," Ford replied.

The actor - who is married to his third wife Calista Flockhart - then explained: "I have an abhorrence of boring situations. I was shy when I first went onstage - I wasn't shy, I was f**king terrified. My knees would shake so badly, you could see it from the back of the theater.

"But that's not social anxiety. That's being unfamiliar with the territory. I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being onstage and telling a story with collaborators."

Ford has been on the promotional trail for Shrinking as well as his other new series 1923 - which is a prequel to Yellowstone, a series centered on a sixth-generation rancher in Montana.

In 1923, Ford stars alongside Helen Mirren as the pair play a married couple trying desperately to hold on to their massive ranch. The actors previously played a husband and wife in the 1986 drama movie The Mosquito Coast. Ford even told TODAY that it felt almost as if he and Mirren have "been married for 40 years."

Shrinking is available now on Apple TV, while the final installment of 1923 is available to watch this Sunday (February 12) on Paramount+.

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy

Harrison Ford doesn't care what other people think of him: 'I know who the f*** I am'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Harrison Ford has declared that he really doesn't care what other people think of him - and at 80 years old, it's safe to say he's definitely earned the right!

The Indiana Jones actor - who has had an entertainment career that spans a whopping six decades - made the comment while being interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter on his new role in the Apple TV series Shrinking.

Ford plays Dr. Phil Rhodes in the comedy-drama series, which is focused on a widowed therapist (Jason Segel) who decides to deal with his grief by simply telling his patients exactly what he thinks - no holds barred.

The first episode in the series was only released two weeks ago, on January 27, but it's already managed to snag an impressive 79% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes for its witty writing and appealing characters.

In his recent interview, Ford was asked about therapy, and what he thought of the profession. "My opinion is not of the profession, it's of the practitioner. There are all kinds of therapy. I'm sure many of them are useful to many people. I'm not anti-therapy for anybody - except for myself. I know who the f**k I am at this point," the Star Wars actor answered.

He was then asked about whether he suffers from a social anxiety disorder, something that his fans have speculated he may be dealing with following his past comments on being shy in social situations. "S**t. That sounds like something a psychiatrist would say, not a casual observer. No. I don't have a social anxiety disorder," Ford replied.

The actor - who is married to his third wife Calista Flockhart - then explained: "I have an abhorrence of boring situations. I was shy when I first went onstage - I wasn't shy, I was f**king terrified. My knees would shake so badly, you could see it from the back of the theater.

"But that's not social anxiety. That's being unfamiliar with the territory. I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being onstage and telling a story with collaborators."

Ford has been on the promotional trail for Shrinking as well as his other new series 1923 - which is a prequel to Yellowstone, a series centered on a sixth-generation rancher in Montana.

In 1923, Ford stars alongside Helen Mirren as the pair play a married couple trying desperately to hold on to their massive ranch. The actors previously played a husband and wife in the 1986 drama movie The Mosquito Coast. Ford even told TODAY that it felt almost as if he and Mirren have "been married for 40 years."

Shrinking is available now on Apple TV, while the final installment of 1923 is available to watch this Sunday (February 12) on Paramount+.

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy