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Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling laugh themselves silly talking about ‘Blade Runner 2049′ and Ford’s serious acting faces. Just don’t call them deadpan.
USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford would start each scene with Ryan Gosling on the set of Blade Runner 2049 with an utterance befitting his famously gruff nature.

“It’s a call to arms,” Ford explains with a smile, spinning an inspirational narrative.

“It’s a rallying cry. Much like Russell (Crowe’s) speech in Gladiator,” Gosling agrees. “Or maybe like Braveheart. It just inspires.”

“You’ve got to pump up for these things,” says Ford, who proceeds to demonstrate. “It’d be like, ‘I’m glad we had a chance to consider all this. I know now personally what I’m responsible for here. And now, let’s shoot this piece of (expletive).’ “

After waiting more than three decades to return to his replicant hunter Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, the taciturn Ford, 75, didn’t want to waste too much time talking.

But his role opposite the equally verbally understated Gosling, 36, who plays a new generation of replicant hunter as LAPD Officer K, is whipping up frenzied fan anticipation.

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Stellar reviews have added to the din with breathless praise for director Denis Villeneuve’s film (in theaters Oct. 6) built around the two stars. Offscreen, the duo’s first collaboration has lead to the surprising revelation that Ford and Gosling can be downright garrulous.

“We just get along. We understand what we’re being asked to do in terms of…