The Independent's journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. 

Harrison Ford finally breaks silence on affair with Carrie Fisher revealed in her memoir

In her book The Princess Diarist, Fisher detailed how she and Ford had an affair on the set of 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 14 September 2017 11:16 BST
Comments

Support truly
independent journalism

Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth.

Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts.

Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Editor

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford were always such a fascinating pair.

One, the daughter of Hollywood who became such an icon in her own right thanks to her open, witty, and frank nature. The other built a personality on silence; a man of gruff charisma who is so fascinating to the world precisely because he dares to share so little with it.

Fisher's last book before her death, a memoir about her time filming Star Wars entitled The Princess Diarist, offered quite the revelation: she and Ford had an affair on the set of 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

The subject was finally breached with Ford himself during an interview with GQ. The actor had little to say. It's unsurprising, considering his disdain for personal revelation was here coupled with the fact Fisher's loss must still be such a painful reality.

"It was strange. For me," he stated simply. He acknowledged that Fisher gave him advanced warning "to a degree", but that he hadn't yet read the book.

Blade Runner 2049 - Trailer

Elsewhere, Ford's interview carries on in his usual brusque and witty way. He tells his own side of the story of punching Ryan Gosling in the face on the set of Blade Runner 2049.

His version is, simply, that "Ryan Gosling's face was where it should not have been".

Follow Independent Culture on Facebook for all the latest on Film, TV, Music, and more.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in