Carrie Fisher Regrets Revealing About Her 'Star Wars' Affair With Married Harrison Ford 40 Years Ago And Feels Guilty About It
From her recently-released autobiography The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher revealed about her affair with her Star Wars co-actor Harrison Ford.
It was an intense, three-month affair according to the actress, that "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend." It was a confirmation that the on-screen chemistry displayed on set between Han Solo and Princess Leia was definitely not for display alone. However, Carrie Fisher was only 19 at the time and Harrison Ford was already in his thirties and married with two children.
Harrison Ford did get a heads-up and a draft of The Princess Diarist before it was published, although the actor hasn't spoken about the issue. He did get teased about it by James Corden during Steven Spielberg's Ambassadors for Humanity gala dinner last Thursday, and the movie star showed he was a good sport on the joke.
But Carrie Fisher does think the actor might have been a little peeved about the matter. She explains on The Graham Norton show that "I told him, 'I've found the diaries I kept during the first Star Wars and I'm thinking of publishing them.' He joked about sending for a lawyer so he was aware of them and I told him that if there was anything he didn't like he should let me know. I sent them to him and waited for him to get back to me. He is incredibly private and I am sure the whole thing bugged him but he comes out of it well. I liked him."
The actress reveals that she also feels embarrassed on the aftermath of the revelation about the real-life affair between Fisher and Harrison Ford. "I had no idea it would cause such a sensation. 400,000 news sites picked up on it and it became a little embarrassing. They made a lot of things up which I've now had to talk about - I never said he was bad in bed!"
Carrie Fisher also added that she did remain in touch with Harrison Ford long after their affair ended and she does feel guilty revealing it to the whole world. "I saw him a lot because I became friends with his second wife and I can remember three times when we were all together that I, of course, made an oblique reference to it and he just grunted! I do feel guilty - I never thought about it before, but I guess he will be asked about the affair for the rest of his life!"
Watch the full episode of Carrie Fisher in The Graham Norton show below: