For Rachel McAdams, acting alongside Harrison Ford in “Morning Glory” was more than a thrill – especially because she is a longtime fan of the Hollywood action-hero legend.
“He is so much fun to work with and very intimidating at first,” the actress told Access Hollywood at the junket for the film over the weekend in New York City.
Rachel, who turns 32 next week, admitted that she’s been a big admirer of Harrison’s ever since she was a young girl.
“I watched him growing up, I loved ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’” she said of the 1981 film (she was 3 when the movie came out). “It was like my favorite movie of all time, not just my favorite Harrison Ford movie, but my favorite movie of all time. And so it was intimidating at first.”
Rachel, whose character Becky is a television producer trying to revive a struggling morning show with two aging and kooky hosts played by Harrison and Diane Keaton – said she never told Harrison what a devotee she was of his work while filming.
“I didn’t bring it up,” she laughed. “I still haven’t mentioned that.”
There is a scene in the film though, where she was able to draw from her love of Harrison and his work, to make the scene better.
“That scene where I have to fawn all over him in the elevator actually came quite easily, so I didn’t even have to do much acting,” she smiled. “But he’s very sweet and he’s actually kind of a real teddy bear and lovely to work with.”
Harrison too had his own fan moment on set – and it came from teaming up with Diane Keaton for the first time.
“I had not met Diane before, strangely enough, although we’d been in the same business for about 200 years, we had never met,” he told Access. “So, I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with her. I really have admired what she had done in the past, and it was a real pleasure to work with her, she’s very quick, very smart, very willing.”
“Morning Glory” hits theaters on November 10.