Garrett Wang’s first large position in Hollywood was enjoying Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager. However his profession might have been over earlier than actually getting off the bottom. That’s as a result of he practically killed Harrison Ford.
Wang and his former Voyager co-star, Robert Duncan McNeill, launched The Delta Flyers podcast the place they re-watch the collection and speak about their time engaged on the present. Within the first episode, Wang recalled the casting course of he went via to land the position. Wang was driving via the Paramount Studios car parking zone when Ford stepped out in entrance of his automobile.
“I’m truly rushing across the car parking zone, and I come round this one bend, and this man in a go well with walks between two vehicles proper in entrance of my automobile, so I slam on my breaks,” Wang remembers within the podcast episode. “You realize while you virtually have an accident; your coronary heart is thrashing a thousand miles a minute? I lock eyes with this dude within the go well with, and it’s Harrison Ford! I have a look at him, and I am going ‘Oh my god! I virtually killed Han Solo!’ I might have been hated by nerds all over the place!
“I bear in mind studying the Selection paper, our Hollywood commerce paper, the subsequent day, and on the entrance web page was a photograph that stated ‘Harrison Ford at Paramount Studios for the Clear and Current Hazard screening.’ He was there for that, primarily based on the Tom Clancy novel, carrying that very same go well with I virtually maimed him in. He might have been a cripple, due to me.”
It’s a loopy what-if. Fortuitously, Ford went about his day and his profession and Wang appeared on Voyager for seven seasons.
Ford has had plenty of close to misses in his life together with a couple of involving flying. He crashed his personal aircraft on a golf course a number of years in the past and in a separate incident, he flew low over an American Airways aircraft. And earlier this yr, he misheard directions from an air site visitors controller and will have collided with a two-seat gyroplane.
Additionally, you understand that scar on his chin? He acquired that in a automobile accident the place he slammed right into a phone pole. This man’s acquired extra lives than a cat.
The 77-year-old wants to remain off the bottom as a result of he’s nonetheless in excessive demand. He starred in The Name of the Wild earlier this yr, he’s reportedly being eyed to look in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and he’s set to reprise his position as Indiana Jones for a fifth time. Regardless of his age, Harrison Ford is displaying no indicators of slowing down. So long as he doesn’t get hit by vehicles or crash flying airplanes.