Calista Flockhart Urged Harrison Ford To Quit Acting Amid Fears Grueling Stunts Could Kill Him, Mireille Ampilhac
Calista Flockhart doesn’t allegedly want Harrison Ford to keep acting because she’s worried that the craft he loves so much could kill him.
An unnamed source told National Enquirer that Flockhart has always been very protective of her husband. So, when she heard Ford say that he will no longer do grueling stunts in his future film, she saw this as an opportunity to convince him that he should stop acting altogether.
“Harrison respects that Calista only wants the best for him, but he’s made this decision with a heavy heart. If he had his way, he'd be throwing himself around movie sets and showing the young wannabes how it’s done for many more years to come,” the source said.
The source insisted that Ford did not lose his desire to be an actor and appear in movies. But it just so happened that Flockhart already put her foot down and there’s no reason for him to argue with his wife.
“He’s gonna cool his jets, respect her wishes, and ease into a real retirement,” the source said.
The source also claimed that Flockhart has been trying to change Ford throughout the past couple of years. After all, the actress was the one who encouraged her husband to lead a quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And Ford happily obliged to make Flockhart happy.
“They’re a very tight-knit pair with a lot of love and respect for each other. But Harrison’s propensity for living on the edge has been the elephant in the room for many years now, and Calista has clearly had enough. But being this daredevil movie actor is in his soul and blood,” the source said.
However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. It’s not true that Ford decided to quit acting for good to make his wife happy. After all, Flockhart did not encourage him to quit the craft that he loves so much.
But it would make sense for Ford to stop doing difficult stunts in his upcoming projects because he’s not getting any younger. But other than this, there’s no indication that he’s already easing into his retirement.
A lot of actors at Ford’s age are still able to work and he can do too if this is what he wants.