To call Harrison Ford a man of few words would be a Death-Star-sized understatement. The notoriously taciturn actor doesn’t exactly enjoy the excessive fandom surrounding his iconic performances of Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Jack Ryan. It’s not surprising that he was all too willing to have the character of Han Solo die by the hand of his son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoiler alert…sorry) in the hopes of symbolically killing any future connection with the Star Wars universe.
Here’s the thing, Han Solo will never die in the hearts of fans.
While promoting his new film Blade Runner 2049, Ford sat down with GQ interviewer Chris Health who switched topics from his upcoming science fiction thriller to something a little more enticing for Star Wars true believers; his alleged affair with Carrie Fisher.
As you might remember, before Fisher’s passing she released a tell-all memoir The Princess Diarist. In the book the legendary Princess Leia actress admitted to a three month romance with co-star Harrison Ford while filming Star Wars over 40 years ago. Ford was 33 at the time and married with children. Fisher was 19. Since the release of the book, Ford has been unsurprisingly tight-lipped about the subject.
Yet the GQ interviewer couldn’t help but ask Ford how strange it was when he heard about Carrie Fisher’s book. “It was strange. For me,” replied Ford.
When Heath pressed on, the 75-year-old actor began to equivocate. “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.”
Ford must have been giving his token grizzled stare, because the interviewer began to ask permission to probe further on the subject.
“Can I ask you whether you’d prefer that it hadn’t been written?” Heath asked.
“Yes. You can ask me,” replied Ford.
“Do you want to answer?”
“No.” said Ford.
Ford admitted that he had not read the book, but wouldn’t give any hints as to whether the rumor was true, or not. The private actor and avid pilot said that he was given prior warning that Fisher was planning to divulge the affair.
Fans may never know how the affair actually happened. Taking Fisher’s word for it may be their only option since Ford won’t be clarifying things anytime soon.