Carrie Fisher dished about “Star Wars”-era affair with Harrison Ford while on Ellen and we’re all ears

Since the release of her book, The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher has been revealing all sorts of fascinating details about her early years as Princess Leia.

The most shocking tidbit in her book is, of course, Carrie Fisher’s affair with Star Wars costar Harrison Ford.

Since so much has been speculated about the (actual) romance between Han and Leia, Carrie has been more open to dishing all sorts of details. To her credit, she waited forty years before ever saying anything ~and~ gave Harrison Ford a heads up that the information would be in her book before publishing it.

While visiting Ellen, she shared even more about what went down.

Carrie joked that she was pretty great about keeping the relationship a secret for so long.

She said, "I was good at that wasn't I? I told other stuff to distract people, so they would never figure it out."

She was so great at keeping what was going on a secret, nobody around them had any inkling of the affair.

"No one thought it was happening at the time,"she said. Then she jokingly added, "I don't even know if he did."

Ellen asked Carrie if she thought the feelings between her and Harrison were merely physical or if there was more going on.

Carrie answered, "I was in infatuation, probably. Love is more mature."

With Carrie being so open and candid about their relationship, Ellen asked the questions we were all wondering. She asked if the affair continued after the first film since the two were still intertwined in the rest of the series.

Carrie denied that anything continued, adding some typical wit to her answer by saying, "We practiced the kissing on the first movie offscreen. That shows dedication to your craft."

Carrie also talked about other elements of being hired on the original Star Wars.

When joking about the strict diet she was kept on, she said, "They like to hire part of me. So I have to get rid of the part they don't want."

She even said that her iconic Leia hairstyle was a result of her “baby fat.”

"I had big baby fat face. And they had a really good idea, then. What kind of hairstyle would you put on someone with a round...No, really, it'd be a good idea to put on they can contain the fat. That was the prison. The hair prison for the fat."

It’s awesome to hear Carrie be so open about all these entertaining details of her Star Wars past. And we can’t wait for even more!

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