Carrie Fisher Dishes on Her Past ‘Infatuation’ with Harrison Ford
“Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she discussed her past affair with co-star Harrison Ford.
In her new book “The Princess Diarist,” Fisher revealed that she had a secret three-month relationship with Ford while shooting "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” in the mid-'70s. She shared, "I was in infatuation, probably. Infatuation. Love is more mature."
She joked, “I told other stuff to distract people, so they would never figure it out. And no one thought it was happening at the time.”
Fisher also opened up about her rendezvous on set, telling Ellen, "Everybody was away from home, so then the rules — I didn't know this, I was 19, no one told me about location rules, or lack of rules. But you can do whatever you want as long as you film the movie. [People] can sleep together if their family is not around.”
Fisher played Ford's love interest, and it sounds like very little acting was needed in that department. She revealed, “We practiced the kissing on the first movie offscreen.” At the time, Ford was a married man with two children, but he eventually divorced then-wife Mary Marquardt in 1979.