Oscar Isaac on J.J. Abrams’ Reaction After Harrison Ford’s Accident On The Force Awakens Set.

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Back in June Harrison Ford’s left leg was broken in the injury he suffered on The Force Awakens set at Pinewood Studios. Luckly Ford recovered remarkably quickly and was back on set in no time. Now Oscar Isaac reveals J.J. Abrams’ reaction to the accident after hearing the good news that everything will be fine with Ford…



From HuffingtonPost:

“JJ was in such high spirits, he was literally making jokes on the loudspeakers.

“We had a big schedule that day, but JJ stopped us all and he said, ‘Can everybody just stop and look at the moon right now?’

“He said, ‘Look how beautiful it is, and how lucky we all are to be here.’


“JJ knows what’s important, and he reminded us it was a beautiful experience. He made it very personal.”

“Maybe it’s naïve, but I’m not terrified of anything,” he reveals.

“The sets are everything you can imagine, there are the returning characters, but people will also be astonished by the care and love that JJ has paid to this project. That’s what I can’t wait for them to spot.”

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58 thoughts on “Oscar Isaac on J.J. Abrams’ Reaction After Harrison Ford’s Accident On The Force Awakens Set.

  • January 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    He said nothing about H. Ford’s leg :/

    • January 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      It has been frozen in Carbonite, and the group will search for it in Episode 8 at Jabba’s grandson’s palace.

      • January 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

        He’s a space pirate! Give him a peg leg and he’ll be fine.

        • January 28, 2015 at 2:06 am

          He said: “yeah, Mr. Ford’s accident was very unfortunate… by the way, did you know we’re using practical effects in this film???”

    • January 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Correct, it was the reaction of good news and statement of appreciating life.
      Basicly staying positive and keeping focus.
      A good leader JJ is.

  • January 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Is there something missing from this article?

    • January 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      It is a positive statement about being thankful.

  • January 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    This makes perfect sense to me.

    Remember how we all reacted when we first heard that Harrison had broken his ankle? I expect many of you got that same momentary sinking feeling in your gut that I got, wondering if it was going to turn the production completely upside down to have one of the main stars out with a bum leg for god knows how long.

    Now, think of how much more intensely that must have been felt by everyone who was actually working on that picture, who had both their hearts and their livelihoods wrapped up in the project.

    Sounds to me as though J.J. made damned good and sure to diffuse everyone’s panic as best he could. And from the way Isaac tells the story, it sounds like it worked pretty well.

    • January 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      It’s incredible how well things have worked out, but I was really hoping to catch a glimpse of that initial reaction to Ford’s injury.

      • January 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        I bet we’ll see it in the “making of” documentary that accompanies the Blu-Ray next year.

    • January 28, 2015 at 5:09 am

      it’s the divine hand of providence

  • January 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Crew Member
    “Oh no! Harrison broke his leg! Get a medic!”

    J. J. Abrams
    (grabs crew member and shows him a big set light)
    “You see that moon? That is a beautiful moon! isn’t it just grand?”

    Crew Member
    “That’s no moon, Sir.”

    J. J.
    “Exactly! And that’s no broken leg, capisci?

    • January 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      So his leg was a space station the whole time? Spoiler Alert!

  • January 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I thought I’d read that Harrison was blinded by lens flare, and that’s why he hurt his leg. No?

    • January 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Yes, but he’s getting better.

      Instead of a big dark blur, he sees a big light blur.

  • January 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    An important cast member injures his leg on set and that is how the reaction went down?

    Kind of sad really .You’d think there would be more sympathy.

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      People need to read the article more carefully….it’s talking about his reaction AFTER he found out that Ford was going to be ok.

      • January 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

        I reread it but you can’t delete a post once it’s been posted and your time comes up in the edit .So I couldn’t change what I posted.

        Ignore what I posted above , it was a misunderstanding of the article.

  • January 26, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    “JJ was in such high spirits, he was literally making jokes on the loudspeakers.”

    We all know that he selects his actors based on wether they laugh about his jokes on set. Thats why he choose talentless teen actors for Startrek instead of Patrick Steward.

    “We had a big schedule that day, but JJ stopped us all and he said, ‘Can everybody just stop and look at the moon right now? Or preferably at me me me’

    “He said, ‘Look how beautiful it is, and how lucky we all are to be here with him.’

    JJ should get his chronic narcism treated somewhere.

    • January 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Honestly… TNG is dead. The TNG movies killed TNG, and there is no going back, nothing will bring it back. No one will risk money on something that nearly killed the entire franchise. Meanwhile Abram’s made the franchise successful again, by turning the franshise into a more action oriented sci fi, than science fiction. I’m not saying science fiction is dead, Interstellar is proof of that, but you won’t see 11 sequels to Interstellar, most likely you won’t even see 1. OTOH, the next Star Trek is going forward.

      • January 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

        It was JJ that killed Trek and turned it into yet-anothter-ironman-like action flick. No sole, no moral dilema, no utopia, no diplomacy, no character acting, no humor. Nothing that made Trek so different from the many other SciFy shows. TNG fans were happy with the TNG movies, they were like longer TV episodes. They just did not appeal to the average holywood action guy.

        TNG Trek was not dead. There were two shows in the planning unitl JJ came up and rebooted the univers because he found it to complicated (well with his IQ).

        It does not matter if there is no secon interstellar movie or no more JJ Trek movies, because they are just yet-another-action flick. Trek was different because it had a long complex storry arcs with evolving politics and some of the most complicated vilains ever generated (Dukat, Tomalok, Weyoun).

        I like heterogeneity and choice – everything done by one director does not offer that.

        JJ simply did not understand Trek so he chose to destroy it, “make it more like Starwars”. How arrogant. He introduced Apple logos to a social utopia. He showed us cadillacs driving through desert, when we wanted so see starships in space. Were was into darkness set mostly: Earth – how original.

        The opening scence of Startrek 11 was the most pathetic scene I have seen in a long time. Horrid acting, farther-sacrefice-while-mother-giving-birth-on-comlink-during-space battle – how emotianlly retared does he think we are?

        • January 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

          I agree, JJ’s trek was action packed and unintelligent, however, after watching it I said “This guy may know nothing about Star Trek, but he would make a great Star Wars movie”. I was happy when he got Star Wars later on. Also I agree with the other poster, Berman and Braga killed TNG, JJ at least gave us something to watch that still carries the banner.

    • January 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      The stupidity in this post is killing me

  • January 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    High spirit = he was stupid behaved naive. He was commited to with all of heart = Actually insecure about his decisions, under a lot of pressure. We looked up to the moon = he reminded me of kundergarden. C’mon is he stupid or a professional. Childs jokes, yeah thats what i expect from the Abrams

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Speaking of stupid….take a look at yourself. The article clearly stated that this was his reaction AFTER he found out that Ford was going to be fine. Learn to read and comprehend simple things, before calling others stupid.

  • January 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Isn’t this all old news? Come on…

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      If you don’t like it, then go to StarWars.com for all the latest and new Star Wars news.

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Wrong title to this article?
    But it makes sense…

    Oh ford hurt his ankle…look everyone the moon…isn’t that beautiful!… that’s no moon that’s a spacestation!…

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Oh dear will the planets in ep7 all give of lensflares to the cam?

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I hope ep7 will not be too kid-friendly…

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    If we all has access to the resources and health care that harrison and co(rich)have. Im sure we would all recover quickly, but for the mob getting better means getting a lot poorer and before you know it its made you sick again.

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    What if ep7 is not ep7
    What if it is a reboot
    That would blow the minds of many fans

    • January 27, 2015 at 3:06 am

      I’ve been thinking it’s a remake after seeing the photos from the set showing the rebel base.

      Maybe the rebels are the bad guys this time instead of the good guys?

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    If luke dies in this one
    I will not like that…
    He must be in at least 3 sequels

  • January 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    According to the original article, this reaction came after they knew Ford would be okay: “Oscar tells HuffPostUK how JJ returned to the set the following day, once it was clear that Harrison would be okay, and started clowning around.”

    And Oscar’s quote about not being terrified of anything is in reference to “expectations” for a new Star Wars film, not Ford’s injury. “If Oscar’s worried by the hype and expectation surrounding the return of ‘Star Wars’ to our screens, he’s hiding it well…”

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      I don’t understand what’s so hard to understand from the title and the article itself?

      • January 27, 2015 at 2:36 am

        It should read: Reaction To Harrison Ford’s Prognosis (not Accident).

      • January 27, 2015 at 3:06 am

        The title makes it sound like we will get the reaction that Abrams had to the actual accident as it happened, when it only says what he did after he heard Ford would be okay (which is said in the article, but can be missed if you are reading quickly). The problem is more with the original article, though you can make it clearer and take away the “sensational” aspect of the title as pointed out. It makes readers think they will read about some big on set reaction to Ford’s injury as it happened. It is bad sensationalist journalism (on their part).

        The Oscar quote, as you quoted it, about not being terrified doesn’t have the original context. You make it look like he wasn’t bothered that Ford was injured.

  • January 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I guess some people, not strong with the Force…couldn’t read the description…then the jump to the Huffpost quotes. As one continuous arcticle…..which it obviously was.

  • January 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I love the pic it reminds me of resivore dogs.
    They could even make as detective story with the three. Three American detectives on a case in London.

  • January 26, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Love that photo – Harrison is counting on his fingers and telling JJ, “1,2,3. I only had 3 stiff ones! And JJ is replying, “Listen, you can’t be knocking back 3 large. You have to do that stunt on set in an hour!”

  • January 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    When J.J says “moon”, does he meen Harrison, and does Harrison need a hairtransplant or wig??

  • January 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    By the way, another great news: Mission Impossible 5 has been moved ahead for July 31 2015, leaving the Force Awakens without any notable competition in late December/early January.
    This will result in even bigger box office records when TFA opens.

  • January 27, 2015 at 2:44 am

    hmmm…. awful redaction from this site about this article. No JJ Abrams reaction explained about Harrison’s leg. But I can understand that the thing with the moon happened the same day that Harrison had the accident

    • January 27, 2015 at 3:14 am

      “But I can understand that the thing with the moon happened the same day that Harrison had the accident”

      But it didn’t. It happened the day after: “JJ returned to the set the following day, once it was clear that Harrison would be okay, and started clowning around.” [there quote]
      Then Oscar as quoted immediately after that description:
      “JJ was in such high spirits, he was literally making jokes on the loudspeakers. We had a big schedule that day, but JJ stopped us all and he said, ‘Can everybody just stop and look at the moon right now?'”

      If it was the day of the accident, then they need a new writer.

  • January 27, 2015 at 3:09 am

    By the way ,why didn’t they use a stunt double instead for that scene?

    Would not have delayed anything with a double.

    • January 27, 2015 at 3:17 am

      If your talking about before the accident, there would be no need if it was just Ford going up the ramp [assuming that is where it happened]. It wasn’t a stunt that I know of.

  • January 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I think the article is pretty clear.

  • January 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I kinda wish the movie wasnt happening now. Had faith while Lucas’s treatments were being used, but now I don’t know. Disney is an evil greedy company that will no dought F it up to some extent. Say what you will about George, hate him if you want, but it wasnt like he was directing this film. Maybe you didnt like the prequels, the directing was bad, non of the actors had done much acting in front of green screens at that time and none of em had ever done that much ADR work before which, if not done right will create the illusion of a horrid performance. Little Jake Lloyd had a ton of problems with the ADR work. Aside from all that, the story set up and execution of them was quite good. That is where I get worried. Without Lucas’s story input, the acting and directing may turn out to be kickbutt, but the story and execution of it could fall apart. There are only a few things left with star wars I would trust him with and thats one of em. Kasdan is on board, but remember, empire, jedi and raiders was a team effort of kasdan AND Lucas. This could easily become more expanded universe stuff, generic. Would you rather have a box of cheap knockoff cookies from the dollar store or the real keebler kind? lmao

  • January 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

    It made perfect sense to me……..I’m not quite sure some didn’t follow… ??

  • January 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    He wouldn’t have broken his leg if it was all green screen

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