Harrison Ford recently spoke out on why he decided to make the jump from being an actor in movies to now acting in a TV series in the upcoming Yellowstone prequel 1923.
Ford and Helen Mirren will be starring as Jacob and Cara Dutton and while both of them have dabbled in cable television shows before, they have mainly done their acting in blockbuster success movies.
Ford played in iconic movies such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones back in the late 1970s and early ’80s while Mirren starred in movies such as The Tempest and Fast & Furious.
1923 will premiere December 18 on Paramount+ and recently Ford spoke at a virtual press conference for the upcoming series explaining why he decided to make the jump from filming movies to filming TV series.
He said the big draw for him to do it is that he would get the chance to reunite with Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, whom he filmed the movie The Mosquito Coast with that came out in 1986.
Other than that, he says the quality of television shows has become better over the years and he no longer sees a difference between starring in films and TV. He also sees the added benefit of starring on TV which is that it allows his character to develop over a longer period of time.
“We used to think of television as having less ambition, perhaps, than feature films,” said Ford, acording to Looper. “It’s no longer the case, at all. This is one of the most ambitious undertakings I’ve ever taken on, and I’m so pleased with what I’ve seen so far. I’m enjoying working with very high-quality actors and actresses, and we have the technical capacity and ambition to shoot this [as if it were] a feature film. It’s quite beautiful to look at. I’m thrilled with the whole project.”