Harrison Ford Sets The Record Straight On His Perceived Social Anxiety

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Harrison Ford set the record straight with fans who somehow came to the conclusion that he has social anxiety disorder.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary actor revealed how he really feels in social situations. “Your fans online have done some armchair diagnosis, looking at things you’ve said about being shy in social situations and some of your talk show appearances,” the interviewer said. “Some assume you’ve wrestled with social anxiety disorder. Are they onto something?,” The Hollywood Reporter interviewer asked. “Shit. That sounds like something a psychiatrist would say, not a casual observer,” Ford said. “No. I don’t have a social anxiety disorder. I have an abhorrence of boring situations,” he said.

Ford quipped about fans’ conclusions and provided more insight on what it really felt like for him when he entered a social environment.

“I was shy when I first went onstage — I wasn’t shy, I was fucking terrified,” Ford said.

“My knees would shake so badly, you could see it from the back of the theater. But that’s not social anxiety. That’s being unfamiliar with the territory,” Ford said to The Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: ‘I Am Suffering Complex Mental Health Issues’: Ezra Miller Seeks Treatment After Bizarre Behavior, Legal Troubles)

The famous actor explained how he overcame those challenging situations.

“I was able to talk myself through that and then enjoy the experience of being onstage and telling a story with collaborators,” Ford said.

He was asked if he would ever consider taking a few steps back.

“At your level, if you wanted to be an actor who only performs and then refuses to do press, you could get away with that,” the reporter asked.

Ford had a quick and easy answer ready.

“That’s a prick. That’s wrong,” Ford said to The Hollywood Reporter.