Here’s Harrison Ford’s Hilarious Response to Journalist Calling Him ‘Very Hot’ at Cannes

The 80-year-old is starring in 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,' his first reprisal of the role since 2008.

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Harrison Ford’s still got it.

The actor participated in a Cannes Film Festival press conference this week to discuss his latest film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. During the Q&A, a reporter said to the 80-year-old, “Hi, how are you? I still think you’re very hot,” eliciting a laugh from everyone.

The woman continued, “We were stunned to see you take off your shirt in the second scene. You’ve still got it. How do you keep fit?” (It's very possible this was a joke in reference to the significant amount of de-aging tech used in the film, reportedly for a 25-minute sequence near the beginning.)

Ford, surprised by the line of questioning, replied, “I have been, uh, blessed with this body. Thanks for noticing.”

The reporter also asked Ford if he could ride a horse—the film sees his character do so—to which he jokingly said, "Let me tell you. Yeah, I can ride a horse...if they let me.”

The director of the new Indiana Jones flick, James Mangold, and Ford’s co-star, Mads Mikkelsen, both seated next to Ford, laughed at his responses. (Fellow co-star Phoebe Waller Bridge was just slightly off camera.)

Ford also commented on the use of the aforementioned de-aging tech. "Look, the technology has evolved, or this iteration of that technology has evolved to the point where it, to me, seems very realistic," Ford said, per People. "And I know that that is my face. It's not a kind of Photoshop magic, that's what I looked like 35 years ago."

He continued, "And so I think it was used very skillfully. So I'm very happy with it, but I don't look back and say, 'I wish I was that guy again,' because I don't. I'm happy to be—you know what? I'm real happy with age, I love being older.  It was great to be young but, shit fire, I could be dead and I'm still working."

Ford was given an honorary Palme d’Or prior to the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on Thursday. It’s the first time he’s played the role since 2008’s Indiana Jones in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It's also the first film in the franchise that Steven Spielberg—who kicked off the series with Raiders of the Lost Ark—didn’t direct.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny arrives in theaters on June 30.

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