Carrie Fisher Reveals How She Kept Harrison Ford Affair a Secret for 40 Years

Tina Smithers Peckham
Entertainment Tonight

Carrie Fisher is continuing to dish on her alleged affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, revealing new details during The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.

When discussing why it took 40 years to finally open up about her fling with Ford, Fisher said, "I was good at [keeping the affair a secret], wasn't I? I told other stuff to distract people, so they would never figure it out."

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The actress behind Princess Leia first addressed the affair in her newly released memoir, The Princess Diarist. Fisher claims that the three-month whirlwind romance took flight with the then-33-year-old Ford following a birthday party for Star Wars creator George Lucas.

"No one thought it was happening at the time. I don't even know if he did," Fisher jokingly told DeGeneres. "We practiced the kissing off-screen. That shows dedication to your craft."

When asked if it was purely sexual or true love, the actress admitted that her relationship with Ford was more "infatuation," and the physical connection only occurred during filming, citing, "location, location, location."

"I was 19. No one told me about location rules or lack of rules. You can do whatever you want as long as you film the movie," she confessed. "[You] can sleep together if [your] family's not around. My mother wasn't there, I don't think. God, I hope not."

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Fisher recently admitted that she did struggle with her decision to open up about her romance with Ford, telling Savannah Guthrie on the Today show, "He's incredibly private. I feel really bad doing that to him."

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