'Indiana Jones' star Karen Allen recalls her ‘secretive’ audition: 'I was in love'

的 1981 blockbuster, which starred Harrison FordIndiana Jones, was one of her first film roles.

“我曾是 22 and I had imagined I would just be a theater actor and live in New York,” the actress told 人物杂志 在星期一. “Films, 对我来说, seemed like 3,000 miles away.

Allen saidit’s extraordinaryhow the movie, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, launched one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

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American actor Harrison Ford and actress Karen Allen on the set of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.'

American actor Harrison Ford and actress Karen Allen on the set of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.(图片由Sunset Boulevard / Corbis通过Getty Images摄影)

The fact that people are still seeing the film, talking about the film, having an interest in the film, it’s amazing,” the 69-year-old explained. “It’s amazing and wonderful. It’s just one of those films that seems like it gets passed from generation to generation, and it stayed very beloved.

The outlet noted that while Allen made her big-screen debut in 1978’s Animal House,” she is best known for playing Marion Ravenwood, Ford’s on-screen love interest. Allen said she knew very little about the role she was auditioning for when Spielberg, 74, asked to meet her.

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Steven came to New York City to meet, not just me, but some other actors he was interested in meeting for the film,” 她告诉插座. “I didn’t know anything about the film. They were being very secretive about it… They gave me the scene in the bar, and then I was in love. I fell in love with Marion, and then I really wanted the role.

根据出口, Allen auditioned with several other actors. 当时, Ford appeared to be unavailable due to his “星球大战” commitments.

Seen here, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones facing a cobra snake in the Well of the Souls chamber.  In the background is Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood. The initial theatrical release was June 12, 1981.

Seen here, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones facing a cobra snake in the Well of the Souls chamber. In the background is Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood. The initial theatrical release was June 12, 1981. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

I went out [to L.A.] and I screen-tested with Tim Matheson, who had been in ‘Animal House’ with me,” 她记得. “And I screen-tested with a New York actor named John Shea, who I knew a little bit. And they asked me to do the role a few weeks later. Harrison was not even a thought in their mind, because he was Han Solo.

Allen said she wasblown awayby the experience bringing the film to life due to its non-stop action scenes.

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I love to do stunts,” 她说. “I’m a very physical actor and person but the [filmmakers] draw the line when they think you might get hurt. But when I’m hanging, they put me in a harness. So I got to hang from the nose of the sculpture in the Well of Souls.

根据出口, the film nabbed an Oscar nomination for best picture and led to four moreIndiana Jonessequels. A fifth film is currently in production with Ford, 78.

Karen Allen arrives for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards held on February 8, 2020, 在圣莫尼卡, 加利福尼亚州.

Karen Allen arrives for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards held on February 8, 2020, 在圣莫尼卡, 加利福尼亚州. (图片由Albert L. 奥尔特加/盖蒂图片社)

Allen said the success of “攻略” led her to pursue a career as a director, in addition to acting.

“对我来说, [my career] is more interesting than it’s ever been because I started directing about 12 几年前,” said Allen. “I direct a lot in the theater. And then I directed my first short film a year or two ago. I act in things when there’s something interesting for me to act in. Sometimes in the theater, sometimes in films.

As a director, I get to be a storyteller and work on material that doesn’t necessarily have a role for me in it, which is fine,” 她继续. “And I love working with actors. And I love choosing material that has some real meaning to me.

但 “攻略,” which turned 40 今年, will always stand out from the rest.

I feel like [Marion is] who I aspire to be,” 她说.

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