Harrison Ford Knows When to Shut Up

Harrison Ford doesn’t discuss politics in public. He thinks it’s rude to thrust one’s personal political opinions on the public, so he does not answer those questions during interviews.

I grew up in the mid-west. You don’t ask what a person’s religion is, you don’t ask what their politics are, you don’t ask how much money they make and I pretty much still have that attitude about it. It’s none of anybody’s business and I don’t advantage anyone by telling them what my personal politics are… The arguments are much too subtle to be entered in that way, to my mind. There are things that I think are happening in the world that are egregious mistakes but I’m only operating out of my own box and I don’t have any expertise. I’m a voter… I have one vote, that’s all I should have.”

How refreshing. An actor who prefers to shut up and act. I can only hope whatever Harrison Ford has is contagious. I hope it doesn’t spread to my sexy pool boy, though. I don’t want him to start cleaning my pool every time he comes over. I need him to keep walking my dog. What? Where did you think I was going with that?

Harrison and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of Ford’s new movie, Firewall and promo stills from the movie: