Add ABC Good Morning America
’s Elizabeth Vargas to the long list of women who continue to pine over actor Harrison Ford.
Vargas seemed to surprise the film icon about her “movie crush” during a live interview Monday on which Ford was promoting his latest movie “42: The True Story of an American Legend.”
Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey in the biopic about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
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“I have a confession to make,” Vargas told Ford during the interview. “You were my very first movie crush.”
Ford paused for a moment, then responded, “Oh yeah?”
“In the movie ‘Witness,’ in that scene where you were dancing with Kelly McGillis to that Sam Cooke song up in the barn. There was an article that came out a couple of years ago when people were asked to name their sexiest scene in a movie, and I thought that was my pick.”
Vargas also seemed to have tipped off her “Good Morning America” producers about the
admission because when she brought up her infatuation, the show immediately aired the Ford-McGillis dancing scene
Ford, 70, smiled and said, “Well, thank you very much.”
Vargas, noticing Ford’s surprised reaction, asked, “Am I making you embarrassed?”
Ford promptly replied “A little bit.”
It’s hardly the first time Ford has had that effect on women. He is married to actress Calista Flockhart, 49. In 1998, he was voted the Sexist Man Alive by People magazine.
Twitter responders seemed amused by Vargas’s admission. Jon Dabach tweeted: “I’m not even 30 and I already know I’ll never get the reaction Harrison Ford gets at 70.”
Not all Twitter followers were welcoming. Lena DeFlores responded “Anyone else creeping out by Elizabeth Vargas with Harrison Ford on #GMA just now? Lck.”
Ford remains one of the America’s largest box office stars. His movies have grossed more than $2 billion domestically.
There have been off and on suggestions that Ford will reprise his role as Hans Solo in the
upcoming sequels to the Star Wars franchise to be directed by J.J. Abrams
. Ford, though, seemed to be less sure about his appearance in the new films.
“We’ll see,” Ford said. “I don’t know if I’m going to be invited to the party. So we’ll see. I really enjoy J.J. Abrams. I admire him. I did his first movie, ‘Regarding Henry,’ about 20 years ago.”
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