it’s been 3 months since Carrie died. and i was thinking today, it’s sort of… it’s comforting to know that she was happy with her life. she was writing, publishing a new book. she was doing tv. she was doing movies. she was doing star wars again. like, you could see she was in a good place. she stole the spotlight during the promotion for tfa and she was going to do it again for tlj. she “shocked” everyone by announcing she had an affair with harrison ford 40 years ago, and she wrote a book on it. she didn’t give a fuck. she did campaign against trump and she told people to go fuck themselves; she congratulated a pregnant interviewer on the sex; she told ellen degeneres she was open to dating an oxford professor; she showed an interviewer the middle finger after he said anyone would look good sitting beside jabba the hutt; she joked about how other people’s opinions on her appearance hurt 3 of her feelings even tho she was hurt by it; she wanted to move to the uk bc she didn’t want to live in the same country as trump; she threw a birthday party at a hotel in italy at 2am and the cops showed up at 5am to stop the party; she was strong, and she was honest, and she was brave.
it’s comforting to know what a thrill her life was, and that she still lived it intensely. but it’s also so fucking unfair exactly because of that. it was too soon.
When James Corden took to the stage at Steven Spielberg’s Ambassadors for Humanity gala dinner on Thursday evening to provide some laughs, the comedian was able to get one out of a notoriously tough subject. He teased Harrison Ford about his headline-making on-set tryst with co-star Carrie Fisher while filming Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1976. Fisher recently broke news of their real-life romance in her book, The Princess Diarist. The love affair between the two remained a secret for nearly 40 years.
“Harrison Ford is here tonight looking sexy as ever,” Corden exclaimed to guests at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. “I just want to say, if we should somehow end up having a fling tonight, I promise you, and you have my word, I will not write about it in my tell-all autobiography 40 years from now. I won’t!”
Judging by the expression on Ford’s face, the movie star was a good sport about the joke. He smiled, but shook his head in disagreement. George Lucas and Spielberg, who were seated at his table, both chuckled at the joke. The privacy-loving actor has yet to make any public remarks about the relationship (which ended after the movie wrapped) coming to light, but Fisher has commented that Ford is “probably bugged” about the revelation.