Harrison Ford thinks the youth of today are ”self-obsessed.”
The 73-year-old actor doesn’t believe the generation of young people have it in them to ”make a difference” to the world because they are not interested in anything other than their own selves.
He said: ”Do I think our youth can make a difference in the world? No not really. Too self-obsessed. They have no desire to seek the truth.”
And the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor thinks selfies are ”ridiculous” and doesn’t understand why people get so concerned about their own popularity on social media.
Asked if he has ever taken a selfie, he fumed to GQ magazine: ”No. No! It’s ridiculous. What is a culture that obsesses over a number of ‘likes,’ or the number of followers one has on social media? It’s a disaster. Self-obsession is devouring our need to find answers.”
Meanwhile, Harrison – who admits he was ”a hippie” when he was younger – was branded ”difficult” and lost his first contract, a seven-year deal with Columbia Pictures, for being unhappy with their ideas.
He recalled: ”I did a year and a half and got kicked out for being too difficult. I was very unhappy with the process they were engaged with, which was to re-create stars the way they had been done in the Fifties. They sent me to get my hair pompadoured like Elvis Presley, photo in hand, all that s**t for $150 a week.”