Harrison Ford disappointed Sir Elton John when he said he wouldn’t write an autobiography.
The ‘Star Wars’ legend was quizzed by the ‘Your Song’ hitmaker – who released his own memoir ‘Me’ in 2019 – as to why he hadn’t penned his life story yet and the 76-year-old singer wasn’t happy with the actor’s answer that he “didn’t want to tell the truth”.
Recalling the meeting, Harrison told Esquire magazine: “I said, ‘I thought about it, but I decided I’m not going to do it, because I didn’t want to tell the truth.’
“And I saw the disappointment on his face – Elton’s a pretty genuine guy, you know. I wanted to mollify him, so I said, ‘But I didn’t want to lie, either.’
“So that’s the reason I’m not writing a book: because I don’t want to tell the truth, and I don’t want to lie.”
The ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny‘ actor “accepts” all his flaws, including the fact he thinks he would have been a better father to his children – Benjamin, 57, and Willard, 54, from his marriage to Mary Marquardt, Malcolm, 36, and Georgia, 33, with late ex-wife Melissa Mathison, and 22-year-old Liam, who he has with wife Calista Flockhart – if he had been less successful in his career.
He said: “I can tell you this, If I’d been less successful, I’d probably be a better parent…
“I think that’s tantamount to ‘I know who the f*** I am.’ Which I still get s*** about from my wife, like I don’t take mental health seriously. I do take mental health seriously.
“I was trying to say, as I explained to her: It’s that I accommodate all of the flaws that people go to psychiatrists to accommodate, because I accept my flaws.
“I accept my flaws and my failures—I don’t accept them, I own them. And certainly the more constant gardener is the better parent, and I’ve been out of town, up my own a**, for most of my life.”
Harrison is a keen pilot and insisted flying his plane is just as important to him as his acting career.
He said: “I will not be buried under a stone that says actor. For me, flying is as important a part of my life as my business. It’s not like playing golf.”