Carrie Fisher Reveals How She Kept Her Affair With Harrison Ford A Secret

“I told other stuff to distract people so they wouldn’t figure it out."

Carrie Fisher recently revealed she had an affair with Harrison Ford while the two were filming the original “Star Wars” movie in 1976, but according to the actress, no one knew it was going on.

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Fisher opened up once again about the affair, which she kept a secret for the past 40 years. She shares details about the affair in her new book, The Princess Diarist

“I told other stuff to distract people so they wouldn’t figure it out. No one thought it was happening at the time — I don’t even know if he did,” she joked, before confirming, “No, he did.”

When DeGeneres asked if Fisher and Ford were in love, the actress said it was more of an “infatuation” on her part, noting, “Love is more mature.” 

DeGeneres then asked whether the relationship continued beyond the set. Fisher said it didn’t, then explained it was all about “location, location, location.” 

“That’s because 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,” she said. “But you can do whatever you want, as long as you film the movie.” 



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