The late actress Carrie Fisher is one of the most recognizable actresses. Her role as Princess Leia in the film Star Wars The franchise has become an irreplaceable part of pop culture. And his chemistry with Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the film, is still considered classic.
Fisher and Ford were not only an on-screen couple, but off-screen as well. The actress revealed in her memoir that the two had an intense romance during the filming of the film. Years later, Fisher still had good things to say about the veteran action star.
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Carrie Fisher And Harrison Ford’s Love Affair
One of the most interesting aspects of the trilogy is the relationship between Han Solo and Leia. The enemies-to-lovers trope suits them perfectly and the chemistry between the actors was amazing. Therefore, fans of the franchise were happy when they found out that Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had a romantic relationship during the filming. Star Wars: A New Hope.
The information was revealed by Fisher himself in his memoir princess, which was issued a few months before his death. Fisher was nineteen years old when the sci-fi space opera was filmed and was reportedly one of the few women on the crew. Ford was thirty-three years old at the time and was married to Mary Marquardt.
Fisher revealed that they began dating during filming and reportedly called it a “three-month one-night stand.” He said People Magazine,
“It was very intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.
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Talking about it with Ford in his memory Queen Diarist (via People)he said,
“I looked at Harrison. The face of a hero – a few strands of hair fell on his elegant, slightly straight forehead. How could you ask such a shining example of someone to be satisfied with me?…”I was inexperienced, but I believed something about his. He was kind.”
The engagement seems to have ended after filming Star Wars it is closed. Harrison Ford divorced his wife Mary Marquardt in 1979.
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Carrie Fisher Had Only Good Things To Say About Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford became household names after the first one Star Wars movie and reprized their roles in Star Wars Holiday Special as well as two sequels in the original trilogy. After almost forty years, the three reunited Star Wars: The Force Awakenswhere they reprized their roles as Leia, Luke, and Han Solo.
Advertisement time for The Force AwakensFisher talked about his appearance in the film itself and mentioned ABC News,
“The parts I’m in are sad…I got old, and no one told me. And then they put me on the really, really big screen. They keep me in high spirits.”
He also had nice things to say about his co-star and ex-boyfriend, with whom he shared screen space The Force Awakens. It is said that the actor had nothing new to say to Ford apart from knowing that he is still fit. he said,
“Harrison looks really good. And he works with it, though. But he was also born with, you know, a kind of DNA jackpot.
When this was mentioned to Harrison Ford, he simply said thank you. Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016 and appeared posthumously in the subsequent films in the sequel trilogy through flashbacks.
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