At the Deadline Contenders Day Two in Los Angeles, acclaimed actress Helen Mirren said that she was “pretending to be cool” when filming their bedroom scenes with Harrison Ford for the ‘Yellowstone’ prequel program, ‘1923,’ with Harrison Ford. Mirren, 77, acknowledged her delight at working with the 80-year-old Indiana Jones actor and described what being on set with him was like.

She was accompanied by co-stars Brandon Sklenar and Aminah Nieves for the live panel interview. Mirren, a multi-award winner, was with The Wrap at the 2023 Awards Season Screening Series. Despite her advanced age, Mirren is a significant figure in the entertainment world, with countless acting credits to her name. Mirren and Ford originally collaborated on ‘The Mosquito Coast’ in 1986.

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Helen Mirren

‘If I wasn’t married…’

Helen Mirren discusses her experience filming intimate moments with Harrison Ford for the Yellowstone prequel program, 1923, at the 2023 Awards Season Screening Series with The Wrap. Despite his fame and success, the Queen frontman remembers feeling exhilarated and enthused over Ford’s humility and professionalism.

“I had to be in the bed with him, you know,” Mirren shared about filming with Ford. “But I’m lying there and I’m thinking, ‘I’m in bed with Harrison Ford.’ I was so excited, I can’t tell you. I had to pretend to be cool. Don’t tell him. Promise me.”

Mirren went on to praise Ford’s character and work ethic, saying, “He’s amazing. The stature he’s held, as a major, humongous movie star, all that time, at the same time as somebody who doesn’t love the limelight. He has this interior quality about him… Not remotely spoiled movie star at all. I genuinely love him. If I wasn’t married…”

Harrison Ford finds Helen Mirren ‘s*xy’

During a recent interview, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren demonstrated their mutual admiration. Ford, who co-stars with Mirren in the Yellowstone prequel drama, 1923, acknowledged that he considers the actress “still s*xy” and that the chance to work with her again was a key motivation in his choice to join the spinoff series. “She’s still s*xy,” Ford insisted. The couple previously appeared together in the 1986 drama picture ‘The Mosquito Coast,’ in which Mirren memorably sprawled on top of Ford in a scene that sparked controversy. “It’s been amazing to watch her.

There’s a lot of physical activity, and she dives right in and performs things you wouldn’t expect Helen Mirren to do… In 1923, Ford praised on his co-star’s performance as “Dame Helen Mirren.”

A photo of Mirren lying on top of Ford in The Mosquito Coast was brought out during a separate engagement on The Late Show, sparking a ruckus in the audience. When asked if he had ever kissed Mirren, Ford responded with a cheeky smile.