Calista Flockhart Opens Up About Harrison Ford’s Plane Crash: “Really Hard, Scary Time for Our Family”

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford

Calista Flockhart opened up to Us Weekly and other reporters after a 2015 TCA panel on Monday, Aug. 10, about her husband Harrison Ford‘s “scary” plane crash this past spring.

“He’s doing really well. Thank you for asking,” Flockhart, 50, said of her husband of five years, who was hospitalized with a broken pelvis and ankle after he was forced to crash-land his plane in March. The scary incident was a trial for the couple and their teenage son, Liam.

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“It was a really hard, scary time for our family,” she recalled. “I think it just makes you realize, once again, that life can turn on a dime. We just have to appreciate every second we’re here, because you never know.”

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Despite the accident, the Supergirl actress told Us that she stands by her husband — hobbies and all. “You know, he loves it, so I love it,” she said of Ford’s hobby of flying. “And I support him 100 percent in that.”

In fact, she still accompanies Ford on rides. “I don’t fly,” she said. “I’m the passenger in the plane.”

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Her takeaway from the experience spotlighted what matters most. “I just love to spend the time with my family. That’s my thing,” the Ally McBeal alum noted, while adding more tidbits about her son. “He’s taller than me!” the proud mom gushed.

Flockhart’s focus remains on her family even as she returns to television. “It’s crazy,” she said of her two decades away from the small screen. “It’s like the blink of an eye.”

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So much, however, has changed. “I think I’m older, I think i’m wiser,” she concluded. “I think my priorities have changed a lot. But I’m still really excited about being part of a new show and I’m happy that I don’t have to carry the show and I’m happy that I’m Cat Grant and not Supergirl this time around. It just gives me a little more time — my family is very important to me so I’m blessed that I’m just going to be here a little bit and go home to my family. I think that it’s just me. I have a different perspective.”

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