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Carrie Fisher regretted disclosing affair with Harrison Ford, says brother

In his new memoir, Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd writes that his sister regretted making details of her secret affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford public.

hollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2018 17:38 IST
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Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher starred opposite each other in four Star Wars movies.

Star Wars star Carrie Fisher regretted opening up about her affair with co-star Harrison Ford, her brother Todd Fisher claims in a new book.

The veteran actor, who died at the age of 60, had confessed about her “intense” secret affair with Ford on the sets the film in her book The Princess Diarist, which released five weeks before her death in 2016.

Fisher wrote about the whirlwind three-month romance, which took place when she was 19 and Ford was a 33-year-old married father of two.

But in her brother Todd’s new memoir My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, he claims their mother, Hollywood veteran Debbie Reynolds, had warned Fisher against making a disclosure about the affair.

“Neither (Fisher and Ford) of them had any illusions that they had a future together. They were simply acting on a strong mutual attraction while making a movie together, as if that’s not one of the oldest stories in Hollywood.

Todd Fisher poses with Alwyn Hight Kushner, president and COO of the TCL Chinese Theatre, beside the etched granite plaque for his sister, the late Carrie Fisher, unveiled in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on May 24, 2018 in Hollywood, California. ( AFP )

“What Harrison and everyone else may not know is that Carrie went to mom right after the book became such a big deal and said, ‘You were right, I shouldn’t have told that story.’ For what it’s worth, Harrison, she really did regret telling the story of that affair,” Todd Fisher writes in the new book.

Fisher died on December 27, 2016 and Reynolds, aged 84, passed away a day after her daughter’s demise.

Todd Fisher says their mother could not bear the thought of his sister being alone that she “willed herself” to die a day after.

“I want to be with Carrie,” he recalls Reynolds as saying.

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First Published: Jun 06, 2018 17:37 IST