Calista Flockhart Says Harrison Ford ‘Developed Into’ a Good Father


Regardless of what Harrison Ford has mentioned, spouse Calista Flockhart thinks he’s a fairly good dad after many years of expertise.

“I believe he was a very good father in a variety of methods,” Flockhart, 59, instructed The New York Occasions in a profile revealed on Friday, January 26, whereas talking about their son Liam, now 23. “Possibly as a result of he was on Spherical 2 or Spherical 3, so he had matured and grown up and, I believe, advanced into being an excellent father. He’s such an excellent father to his youngsters now. I like his youngsters, my stepkids.”

When Ford, 81, and Flockhart first met on the 2002 Golden Globes, he was nonetheless within the midst of a divorce and the Ally McBeal alum had simply adopted Liam.

“Didn’t scare me off,” Ford instructed the NYT of assembly Flockhart when she was a brand new mother. “After I met Liam, he was simply starting to stroll, and it simply didn’t matter to me. I had 4 kids already, and I can’t depend that effectively, so it didn’t make that a lot distinction.”

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The Star Wars actor shares sons Ben, 56, and William, 54, with ex-wife Mary Marquardt, to whom he was married from 1964 to 1979. Ford and the late Melissa Mathison, to whom he was married from 1983 to 2004, welcomed daughter Georgia, 33, and son Malcolm, 36. (Mathison, a screenwriter, died of neuroendocrine most cancers in 2015. She was 65.) He formally adopted Liam in 2010 after he and Flockhart tied the knot.

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
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Although he likes to joke, in a uncommon second of vulnerability final 12 months, Ford admitted that he didn’t suppose he was the world’s finest father. “I can inform you this: If I’d been much less profitable, I’d most likely be a greater mum or dad,” he instructed Esquire in a Might 2023 profile. He went on to notice that “the extra fixed gardener is the higher mum or dad,” as he has been “out of city, up my very own ass, for many of my life.”

Flockhart, nonetheless, thinks he’s an excellent dad and an ideal accomplice. “We’ve needed to work,” she instructed the Occasions of their almost 14-year marriage. “We’ve had our ups, we’ve had downs like everyone else — principally ups, which is sweet — and we simply keep collectively. He’s the individual that I need to name when one thing occurs. That knee-jerk factor the place I’ve to name Harrison.”

Whereas Ford continued to star in films all through their 22-year romance, Flockhart selected to deal with being a mom. Since Brothers & Sisters got here to an finish after 5 seasons in 2011, the actress has largely caught to supporting roles on reveals like Net Remedy and Supergirl. She mentioned that she was “actually content material being house” as a full-time mother and staying at house most likely helped her marriage to Ford.

“I didn’t have the identical desires on the time, so we weren’t competing with one another,” she defined. “We’re very unbiased of one another in some methods and doubtless extremely codependent on one another in others.”

Nonetheless, now that her son is all grown up (he graduated from Amherst School final 12 months), she’s prepared for her comeback. Flockhart stars as Lee Radziwill in showrunner Ryan Murphy‘s extremely anticipated FX mini sequence, Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. The eight-episode drama premieres on FX Wednesday, January 31, at 10 p.m. ET.