Calista Flockhart Reveals Harrison Ford Is Learning to Text at 73, But Doesn't Understand Emojis

Ford's wife Calista Flockhart dishes on how he's doing with texting

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Harrison Ford may not know where that laughing face emoji came from but he at least understands what iMessage is.

The actor is learning to text at the age of 73.

Ford’s wife and actress Calista Flockhart appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday and dished about her husband’s new skill.

“He is [good],” Flockhart, 51, said, “He is currently in Australia. We talk all the time. He’s learning to text.”

After a demonstration from Flockhart on Ford’s texting skills, it’s safe to say he’s far from fast, but she’s optimistic, telling Kimmel, “But he’s learning! He’s getting better.”

One part of texting he still hasn’t picked up? The use of emojis.

The famed producer still doesn’t understand where the “pictures” come from. When asked if Ford uses them, Flockart told Kimmel, “No. He says, ‘Where’d you get that picture from?’ It’s really bad.”

Aside from learning to text, Ford has been gearing up for the upcoming release of the next Star Wars installment, set to debut on Dec. 18.

Though he’s starring as Han Solo in the upcoming film, Ford recently revealed that he will not be a part of the standalone film The Walt Disney Company has set for release in May 2018, Reuters reports.

While Ford has years of experience playing Han Solo, he said he has no suggestions for who should play the role.

“I don’t think it’s about being like me, it’s about us being like Han Solo,” he said. “So I’m sure whoever is responsible for that film, and I’m not, will think through the issues and problems of doing such a thing Let’s make them responsible for those questions you might think to ask me because I’m not involved.”

When Ford says he won’t be involved, he apparently means not even in the slightest. According to the report, he won’t even be offering tips on how to play the character to whoever is cast for the role.

“No, I’m not going to do that,” Ford said.

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