Harrison Ford doesn’t need to read Carrie Fisher’s final book, “The Princess Diarist” — he lived it.
Ford broke his silence on the late actress’s 2016 memoir, and said that he did not read the book — likely because within its pages, Fisher divulged the bombshell news of their “Star Wars”-era affair.
“It was strange. For me,” Ford told GQ of having their whirlwind relationship revealed to the public after all these years.
Fisher — who was 19 when she hooked up with Ford, then a married, 33-year-old father of two, on the 1976 set of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” — previously said that she had warned Ford of her plans to publish their romance.
“Um, to a degree, yes (I knew about the book),” said Ford, who is currently married to actress Calista Flockhart.
Fisher and Ford had an affair on the 1976 set of “Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope.”
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But as far as his thoughts on the finished product, the fiercely private actor didn’t budge.
“Oh, I don’t know. 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,” he said.
The actress died at 60 last December, but not before leaving her legacy as a firecracker who never hesitated to speak her mind.
In her final press tours for “The Princess Diarist,” Fisher said she had sent Ford an early manuscript of the book — and that her big reveal filled her ever so slightly with guilt.
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“I called him and said, ‘Where are you? I’m sending it to you,'” she told People. “I don’t want to embarrass anyone and he’s very private. I said, ‘I know you’re not going to be excited but…’ He went, ‘Lawyer!'”
“I wouldn’t have ambushed him like that, but it’s still — no matter if I told him or not, it probably feels like an ambush,” she told NPR.
Upon news her death, Ford issued a heartfelt statement in honor of his former paramour.
“Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely,” he said.