Although Alan is aware that there are sinister nuances in the romance between Marion and Indiana Jones, she does not believe that this is the case.
Karen Allen gave some clarity to the ambiguous line in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, which led some viewers to tease Indiana Jones as a pedophile or at least a predator. The line appears during Alan’s stage as Marion Ravenwood. Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones appears at Marion’s bar, the characters seen for the first time in a decade. Marion hits Indiana and says, “I’ve learned to hate you for the last 10 years.” When Indiana says he never wanted to hurt Marion, she replies, “I was a kid! I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it. Later, as Indiana tries to apologize, Marion says, “Do you know what you did to me? For my life? “
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
“I guess you can tell.” [there are sinister undertones]Allen said of the scene. “I think I’m saying I was 16. I don’t know. I always imagined that she was 16, he was 26. And he was her father’s student. And it remained very mysterious. We don’t even know what it is. I mean, they could have kissed a few times, and she was just completely crooked, and he might just not want to date that young. And maybe my father would be mad at him. ”
Alan continued, “I mean, the best part is that we don’t know the circumstances. So she obviously took deep care of him. Maybe he took care of her too. But in the end he decided that this was a dangerous situation and he did not want to be involved. I mean, I guess when something is as vague as that, you can color it the way you want. I tend to color him, something like he was pretty innocent. When she says, “It was wrong and you knew it.” I mean, I think maybe he led her in some way. But when she says she was a child, I think she meant she was 16. Something like that. “
“I don’t think of him as a pedophile,” Alan concluded. “Some of these people are going in that direction.”
The scene for Marion’s introduction is also remarkable with the punch. According to Alan, she actually hit Ford several times while filming the scene in several reruns.
“I’ve punched him a few times,” Alan said. “He was slightly annoyed. But I mean, it happens. I’ve never hit anyone in a movie before. So they showed me how to do it, and I did my best, and as for me, his chin got in my way. “
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