Long before Yellowstone Ranch ran in Taylor Sheridan’s new “Yellowstone” spinoff series, “1923,” Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren played husband and wife in Peter Weir’s 1986 film, “The Mosquito Coast.”
“When we first worked together, he was a great movie star and I was like nobody else,” Mirren said. Difference Laughing at the red carpet premiere of “1923” on Friday night. “I was so scared about it.”
In the year In 1986, Ford portrayed Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and starred in two “Indiana Jones” features.
She continued, “I learned a lot from it because I didn’t do much. I did a lot of theater at that time [but] I had not done many films. So I watched him and he taught me a lot about filmmaking, which I still use to this day.”
“I admired her work and her person at the time, and I have the same admiration for her,” Ford said of Mirren. She is such a lovely person, so it was a professional pleasure and a personal pleasure to be able to work with her again.
In the “Yellowstone” prequel, the cast starred as Jacob and Kara Dutton, a couple who run a family farm in 1920s Montana as they face problems during western expansion, prohibition and the Great Depression.
“We see people coming into the universe that we don’t know about, and now we know certain characters that are members of the Yellowstone family,” Sebastian Roche said. “You saw the genesis of the Dutton family in 1883. This is the survival of the family.
“It was like living my dream come true,” says Darren Mann, who plays Jacob’s great-nephew Jack Dutton, working alongside Ford and Mirren.
“Something about her immediately puts you at ease. That’s one of her amazing qualities,” Marley Shelton recalled of her first day filming with Mirren. Although Dame Helen Mirren – an Academy Award winner – was intimidating to work with, she’s amazing and makes you feel amazing and supported. It will make you.
To achieve Ford’s rugged western cowboy style, costume designer Janie Bryant tried approximately 75 hats on the “Indiana Jones” star. “It’s all about the hat,” she said.
“We did a lot for him. All different colors – try different creams, different bras, different crown heights. It was definitely a process,” Bryant continued. “Taylor is also very particular about the type of hat he likes. It was a lot of collaboration with Taylor, Harrison and myself to create what I call ‘Jacob.’
“1923” premieres on Paramount+ on December 18.