Harrison Ford reveals reaction to Carrie Fisher's memoir

Harrison Ford has reacted to Carrie Fisher's decision - shortly before her death last year - to reveal they'd once had an affair.

'It was strange. For me,' said Harrison, 75, to GQ, though he confessed he hasn't read The Princess Diarist, the 2016 memoir in which Carrie aired out their fling.

They'd had a three-month dalliance during the 1976 London shoot of the first Star Wars film, back when Harrison was 33 years old and Carrie was only 19.

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'It was strange': Harrison Ford has reacted in GQ to Carrie Fisher's decision - shortly before her death last year - to reveal they'd once had an affair

'It was strange': Harrison Ford has reacted in GQ to Carrie Fisher's decision - shortly before her death last year - to reveal they'd once had an affair

At the time of his liaisons with Carrie, Harrison was still with his first wife Mary Marquardt - a 15-year marriage that ended in divorce in 1979. 

When GQ prodded Harrison further on his response to the revelations in the memoir, he demurred: '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.'

Nor would Harrison give an answer when asked 'whether you'd prefer that it hadn't been written?'

He did admit he'd had 'a degree' of notice that the affair would be disclosed in the book. As it happens, Carrie has herself publicly discussed the moment she had told him about it.

Pictured in 1977: They'd had a three-month dalliance during the 1976 London shoot of the first Star Wars film, back when Harrison was 33 years old and Carrie was only 19

Pictured in 1977: They'd had a three-month dalliance during the 1976 London shoot of the first Star Wars film, back when Harrison was 33 years old and Carrie was only 19

Appearing on NPR's Fresh Air last year to promote the memoir, she'd told Terry Gross she wouldn't have publicized this story without warning him because '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. It feels like an ambush to me, and I'm the one that wrote it.'

Carrie told Terry: 'I said: "I found the journals that I kept during the first movie and I'm probably going to publish them." And he just sort of raised his finger and said, "Lawyer!"'

To which Carrie insisted: '"No, I won't write anything that you don't want. I mean, I'll show it to you before and you can take anything out that you want taken out. I don't want to make you uncomfortable," which I, of course, have. Unduly uncomfortable.'

After sending him a copy, 'I never heard back, so I can't imagine that he was comfortable with everything that was in it. But it's not like it's negative about him - it's just a personal story that's been a secret for a long time.'

Final product: They're seen here in the 1977 film with their co-star Mark Hamill (left)

Final product: They're seen here in the 1977 film with their co-star Mark Hamill (left)

The Princess Diarist contained tracts of the journals Carrie had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars film, interspersed with new text written for the public.

It hit bookshelves November 22. On December 23, Carrie suffered cardiac arrest on a flight, and she was pronounced dead on December 27 at the age of 60.

A day later, her mother Debbie Reynolds had a stroke and died at 84 - after telling her son Todd Fisher: 'I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,' according to TMZ.

The last of Carrie's three memoirs, The Princess Diarist

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