Steven Spielberg appeared at a retrospective screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Los Angeles last night where he gave a half-hour interview about the film.
He took the opportunity to once again take responsibility for the most infamous moment of the entire “Indiana Jones” film series – the “nuking the fridge” scene in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. Spielberg said:
“I know in Indy 4, you didn’t buy the refrigerator and the atomic bomb… I know! I know! But we tried! We tried! I was pushing the envelope! By the way, I take FULL responsibility for that – that was COMPLETELY my idea! Even Harrison said to me: ‘Nobody is going to buy this!'”
Spielberg had previously taken responsibility for the scene, a claim his friend George Lucas denied last year saying “it’s not true. He’s trying to protect me.”
Source: First Showing