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Interview: Harrison Ford And Sir Ben Kingsley Discuss ENDER’S GAME - Movies In Focus
Ender’s Game is a big budget adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, directed by Gavin Hood. The film stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield as the title character. I had the chance to talk to Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley about creating a film based on the popular novel. These things are often loose and relaxed, but you have to prepare yourself when meeting Harrison Ford. He’s an iconic figure on screen, but he has a reputation for coming across as a tough man to interview. It must be made clear that Ford has an incredibly dry personality that could easily be mistaken for apathy. He conducts himself as a regular guy, a business man whose business just happens to be show business. Towards the end of my questions I asked him if he was worried about upsetting fans of the Ender’s Game novel with his portrayal of Colonel Graff, he looked me right in the eye, waited a beat, simply said ‘no’ and walked away, with the faintest hint of a smirk. It was pure Harrison Ford and it was priceless. Meanwhile, Sir Ben Kingsley is obviously a man who loves his craft. [...]