Harrison Ford Gives a Harrison Ford Answer on Fisher Affair
He finally addresses their alleged extramarital fling—kind of
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2017 12:32 PM CDT
This photo shows, Mark Hamill, from left, as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Harrison Ford as Hans Solo in the original 1977 "Star Wars."   (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment via AP)
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(Newser) – Han was allegedly not so Solo while making Star Wars in the mid-'70s with Carrie Fisher: The late actress, who played Princess Leia, revealed in her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist, that she had a three-month affair with Harrison Ford, who played Solo, during the making of the movie. Ford didn't say much at the time of these revelations about the extramarital fling Fisher said she carried on with him when she was 19 and he was a 33-year-old dad with two kids and married to first wife Mary Marquardt, per CNN. But in a new interview for GQ, the notoriously grumpy actor is finally addressing the matter—sort of.

"It was strange. For me," he said about the time period when Fisher's news broke last year, just weeks before she died at the end of December. When asked if he had "advance warning" about the affair allegations being printed, he replied, "Um, to a degree. Yes." But when pressed about how he felt about it, Ford, who says he never read the book, demurred. "Oh, 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." Interviewer Chris Heath tried one more time to elicit some reaction, asking Ford: "Can I ask you whether you'd prefer that [Fisher's book] hadn't been written?" To which Ford replied, "Yes, you can ask me." "Do you want to answer?" Heath wondered. "No," Ford concluded. Check out the rest of Ford's interview, which is a bit more forthcoming, in GQ.

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