Harrison Ford Reflects on Nature and Acting

Question: How has your love of nature informed your acting?

Harrison Ford: That is a very difficult question and I do not know that I have an answer for it.

I think the basis of acting is empathy. I have always thought that; knowing how other people feel.

And certainly one of the important judgments you can make about a person is how they fit into their environment, into the world they live in specifically, whether they are a positive force or a negative force.

I have always loved the quiet and the solace of nature; I have been fascinated by the complication of nature, and in a way, I have found that although I was raised without a formal religion, that I have found an ethical reality in nature and the preservation of it, and I think that informs me in every way.

 

Recorded on: June 19, 2008

Harrison Ford explores how the natural environment informs his life and work.

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