Carrie Fisher reveals more details about the “intense affair” she had with fellow Star Wars actor Harrison Ford on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday.
Fisher shocked the world (while most Star Wars fans rejoiced) when she revealed her secret for 40 years. The two former co-actors apparently had an affair during filming of the original Star Wars movie. According to her, they embarked on a real-life romance after filming began in 1977’s A New Hope.
“It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend,” Fisher wrote. She made the revelation in her book The Princess Diarist and also on her interview with People. The actress/author, who is now 60 years old, told the magazine that “it was so intense.”
The shocking part, however, was that Ford was a 33-year old married father of two when their whirlwind romance began. Fisher was a beautiful, 19-year-old budding actress when they met on the London set of the original blockbuster science-fiction classic movie.
In a TV guesting with The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Fisher gave more details about the affair. She explained that it was the infatuation with Ford that made her commit to the affair. She also said that the actor knows about her feelings but they didn’t communicate a lot.
“It was infatuation,” Fisher said when Ellen asked her whether it was love or sex that drove her to commit an affair with Ford. She explained that the atmosphere on set laid the path to affairs.
“Everybody was away from home,’ Fisher told Ellen. “So then the rules…I didn’t know this…I was 19, nobody told me about location rules or lack of rules. But you can do whatever you want [on location] as long as you film the movie.”
Their unlikely romance ran its course once the Star Wars filming wrapped. Ford returned to his wife and their two sons and Carrie Fisher moved on. However, Ford’s marriage broke up soon after but Fisher insisted that the divorce was “for reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with me.”
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