Harrison Ford has addressed last year’s revelations that he and Star Wars’ co-star Carrie Fisher had an affair in 1979.
In Fisher’s book ‘The Princess Diarist’, she opened up about her relationship with Ford, back when she was 19 and he was a 33-year-old father of two.
So far, Harrison hasn’t made any comments about Fisher’s claims. During a recent interview with GQ, he was asked about the book and the exchange was suitably awkward. See an excerpt below.
Q: How strange for you was it when Carrie Fisher put out her Star Wars book?
Ford: It was strange. For me.
Q: Did you have any advance warning?
Ford: Um, to a degree. Yes.
Q: And what did you think?
Ford: Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know. You know, with Carrie’s untimely passing, I don’t really feel that it’s a subject that I want to discuss.”
Q: Can I ask you whether you’d prefer that it hadn’t been written?
Ford: Yes. You can ask me.
Q: Do you want to answer?
Q: Can I ask you whether you read it?
Ford: No. I didn’t.
“I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind,” Fisher said of the affair.
Adding that the affair was “intense,” she continued: “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
Discussing their relationship after spending an evening together at a birthday party for director George Lucas, she continued: “I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face — a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow. How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?”