Wilson did a lot of running in boots that were too tight for long-distance sprints, she says. But Holbrook mostly sat out the big stunts, choosing instead to watch the action at a safe distance. “My stunt guy gets all the credit,” he says as everyone chuckles. “I couldn’t jump off a moving motorcycle while I crashed, even though I wish I could. But, you know, these are world class sets in every country that we went to…so hanging out on set, you got front-row seats to the greatest show.”
“I love what you’re doing”
With Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny now out in the world, Mikkelsen, Wilson, and Holbrook have officially made the leap from Indiana Jones enthusiasts to part of the series’ legacy. Despite the good fortune and whatever glory comes from that experience, if anything, it’s only made them bigger fans of Indy and his adventures.
“Nothing has shifted for me,” Mikkelsen says. “It was a film [that as a child] I was just watching it and loving it and wanting to be up there doing the things they were doing. And, well, now I got to do it.”
More than 40 years after Raiders of the Lost Ark, the impact of the series can be felt across generations. “A lot of people in my generation, especially a lot of my friends who are directors, that’s what started everything,” Mikkelsen says. “They watched [Raiders] and they went, ‘I want to make films!’”