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Harrison Ford Can't Remember Ryan Gosling's Name

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling shot an entire film together (the soon-to-be-released Blade Runner 2049), and yet, the Star Wars legend still has trouble remembering his co-star's name. 

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to promote the neo-noir sci-fi film, Ford started and kept up a bit throughout his interview, pretending to forget Gosling's first and last name every time he referenced him. 

"They finally came up with a good story. I read it and I thought it was awesome. As I read it, I read about the character I read about the character that Ry...," Ford began when discussing his first impressions of the Blade Runner 2049 script. When he hesitated, Gosling chimed it. "It's Ryan," he said. The silly exchange was met with giggles from the audience and the talent on stage, including fellow guests Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon.

"With great enthusiasm, I called up the producers and I said, 'This is great. Can't wait... and what a great part!'" Ford continued. "Why don't we see if we can get..." Gosling again perked up to remind Ford of his name as the two struggled to hold back laughter. 

Ford attempted to say Gosling's full name as he finished his anecdote, but wound up calling him "Brian Rosling" at one point. But finally, Ford got it right: "This is a great part for Ryan Gosling." 

The audience burst into laughter and applause at that statement, and Ford went on to say that the production team behind Blade Runner 2049 informed him that they had actually been in contact with Gosling for months before Ford's apparent recommendation. "Now, wait a second," Ford said with a smirk. "They'd only been talking to me for weeks!"

Watch the full clip in the video above. 

Of course, Ford is only kidding about forgetting his Blade Runner 2049 buddy's name, as the two apparently hit it off on the film's set. Gosling previously opened up about what it was really like working with the acting icon: "The best part is that you hang out with [Ford] and you realize that all those iconic moments from his films that you love are his—like 'I love you,' 'I know' from Star Wars, or shooting the guy in Indiana Jones. He's just like that all the time. Normally I'd say there are hundreds of ways to play any scene, unless you work with Harrison and you realize there's only one great way and he's already figured it out."

In the Denis Villeneuve-directed Blade Runner 2049, Gosling plays Los Angeles Police Department Officer K, the current blade runner who uncovers a secrets that could send what little is left of society into complete ruin. This information sends Officer K on a journey to find Ford's character, the long-lost former blade runner Rick Deckard, whose whereabouts have been unknown for over 30 years. 

The film, which follows up Ridley Scott's 1982 original, also stars Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton, Jared Leto as Niander Wallace, Robin Wright as Lieutenant Joshi, Ana de Armas as Joi, Sylvia Hoeks as Luv, Mackenzie Davis as Mariette, David Dastmalchian as Coco, Carla Juri as Dr. Ana Stelline, Lennie James as Mister Cotton, Barkhad Abdi as Doc Badger, Wood Harris as Nandez, David Dastmalchian as Coco, and Hiam Abbass as Freysa. 

Hopefully the duo's chemistry on The Graham Norton Show is a reflection of what their dynamic is like in Blade Runner 2049