Harrison Ford Finally Breaks His Silence On Affair With Carrie Fisher

Harrison Ford is a man of few words. In his recent GQ profile, it’s hard to find answer in the entire interview that’s longer than a sentence. The media- and public-shy actor is rarely in the spotlight, so it’s not that weird that we’ve had to wait almost a year for him to talk about his affair with the late and great Carrie Fisher.

Still. It’s been ten months. We’ve been waiting, Harrison.

Well, we’re pleased to inform you that the actor has at last broken his silence – sort of – about the affair Carrie detailed in her memoir, ‘The Princess Diarist‘, which took place while the pair were filming the first Star Wars film in 1976.

Here’s the conversation he had with GQ about it.

GQ: How strange for you was it when Carrie Fisher put out her ‘Star Wars’ book?

FORD: “It was strange. For me.”

GQ: Did you have any advance warning?

FORD: “Um, to a degree. Yes.”

GQ: And what did you think?

FORD: “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.”

GQ: Can I ask you whether you’d prefer that it hadn’t been written?

FORD: “Yes. You can ask me.”

GQ: Do you want to answer?

FORD: “No.”

GQ: Can I ask you whether you read it?

FORD: “No. I didn’t.”

THRILLING stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree. Thank god, then, that we have Carrie’s profound wit extensively detailing the affair in her memoir (which is required reading if you’ve ever found yourself deep under the spell of another human and/or just really happen to love Carrie Fisher).

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Ford also clarified, slightly, about that time he punched Ryan Gosling in the face while filming Blade Runner 2049.

“I punched Ryan Gosling in the face. Ryan Goslings face was where it should not have been.”

Then, when prompted to clarify, he said:

“His job was to be out of the range of the punch. My job was also to make sure that I pulled the punch. But we were moving, and the camera was moving, so I had to be aware of the angle to the camera to make the punch look good. You know, I threw about a hundred punches in the shooting of it, and I only hit him once.”

Ryan Gosling Should Be Grateful I Only Punched Him Once In The Face‘ is an essay I would 100% read, btw, if anyone who could make this happen is reading.

In the meantime, read the full Harrison Ford interview over on GQ instead.