Harrison Ford Says Liam Has Been An “Unexpected Joy”

Harrison Ford is one of America’s greatest movie stars, having starred in classic films such as Star Wars and the Indiana Jones movies. His latest film, Extraordinary Measures, hits theaters on January 22. The beloved action hero sat down with Parade and discussed his favorite role of all: Fatherhood.

“My children have taught me a lot about parenting,” he says. “My first child was born when I was 25. Babies raising babies is not a pretty sight. I am much better at it now.”

At 67, he has found himself in the unexpected role of being the father figure to a young boy while also being the grandfather of two. Harrison has two sons, Ben, 42, and Willard, 40, by his first wife, Mary Marquardt, and has two children, Malcolm, 22, and Georgia, 18, by his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison. His youngest is 9-year-old Liam, whom he “inherited” when he fell in love with the boy’s mother, actress Calista Flockhart, 45.

When talking about Liam, Ford’s eyes light up. “On the weekends, I do whatever Calista and Liam want to do,” he says. “We’ll take a couple of hours on Sunday morning to go motorcycle riding or go for a hike. I just made a birdhouse with my son.”

Is having a 9-year-old boy at this time in his life an unexpected joy?

Yeah,” Ford nods. “I wasn’t expecting it at all. The unexpected part was certainly true and the joy part is also true. I think Liam was about 6 or 8 months old when I met him and Calista. We have been together ever since.”

Filed under: Harrison Ford

Photo credit: Bauer Griffin

6 Comments »»

Leave a Reply

6 Comments on "Harrison Ford Says Liam Has Been An “Unexpected Joy”"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Kylie
Guest

Aww. It’s so cute that he considers Liam his own. I wonder if he’s formally adopted him?

Anonymous
Guest

Aww that quote about meeting him at 8 months old is so cute!

Anonymous
Guest

It really is wonderful to read that Harrison treats Liam as his son. He certainly loves this boy a lot. And Liam sure loves Harrison a lot. Maybe he calls him dad. I don´t know. It´s also wonderful that at the age of 67 harrison has found the joys of fatherhood again. He seems to have gotten younger even since Calista and Liam got into his life. This family is so adorable. One of rare Hollywood families that are so down-to-earth.

Maggie7
Guest

“Babies raising babies” at 25!!??? My boyfriend is 23 and doing a wonderful job with our baby. At 15 I would get it, but at 25 you’re a man! It’s a lame excuse for being irresponsible.

Anonymous
Guest
Well, we don’t know if Harrison ever was an irresponsible father since we were not there of course when he had his first child. He might have felt that he was irresponsible but in reality I am sure he was a responsible parent. It seems that he did a fine enough job of raising his older sons.As some people get older and think back at the children they had at a young age, I bet you some probably wished they had waited or felt that they were not ready. Of course, there are plenty of people at 23 and 25… Read more »
cialis 20 mg directions
Guest
cialis 20 mg directions
wpDiscuz