The stars battled out of the ordinary rainy weather in LA for the premiere of 'Extraordinary Measures' on Tuesday night. ET's Mark Steines chatted up Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Brendan Fraser, and more.
Accompanied by his real life leading lady, Calista Flockhart, Harrison said it was "an honor" to tell the true tale of John Crowley's quest to save his terminally ill children. He said, "I think it's the story of American ingenuity...John Crowley is a remarkable person and his family has faced the crisis of their lives with grace and good humor and I think we've made a film that reflects on the positive aspects of what they went through."
Keri, who portrays John's wife Aileen Crowley, formed a bond with the woman behind her character that continues to this day. The actress was excited to reunite with her at the premiere, saying, "It's most cool to see Aileen Crowley because she was emailing me about being so stressed about what she was going to wear and she's here and she has a beautiful dress on." Keri described the plot as "an amazing, everyday hero story."
For people looking to see a film they can relate to, Brendan recommends 'Extraordinary Measures.' He said, "It's the story of how a family succeeded, survived, stayed together in this era where we're at this point challenged at so many different ways. I think that this certainly has its appeal."
Calista, who got a sneak peek prior to the premiere, felt "empathy and compassion" toward the characters. She admitted that it was a tear-jerker, saying, "I cried through the whole thing."
With a tissue in hand, audiences can head to theaters beginning January 22 to see CBS Films' 'Extraordinary Measures.'