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UPDATED: Harrison Ford On ‘Star Wars’ And Carrie Fisher

GQ are on a roll right now. After their awesome photo shoot with Mark Hamill, as well as making him their Icon of the Year at their annual awards they now catch up with the original Han Solo, Harrison Ford to discuss Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars and his highly publicised affair with the late Carrie Fisher.

UPDATED: Watch this promo video of Harrison on great form.

There are conversations Harrison Ford doesn’t care so much about having. And then there are conversations he’d clearly prefer not to have at all. Last year, Carrie Fisher published a memoir based on the diaries she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, in which she revealed, and described at considerable length, the affair she had with Ford when she was 19.

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

“It was strange. For me.”

Did you have any advance warning?

“Um, to a degree. Yes.”

And what did you think?

“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.”

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

“Yes. You can ask me.”

Do you want to answer?

“No.”

Classic, taciturn Ford.  There’s also this very interesting exchange.

When it comes to ‘Star Wars’, given the nature of science fiction, are you absolutely, incontrovertibly—

“Dead?”

—finished with ‘Star Wars’?

“Um, I mean, I’m finished with Star Wars if Star Wars is finished with me.”

And if ‘Star Wars’ isn’t finished with you?

“I can’t imagine it. But it is science fiction.”

He pauses and considers what he has just said, maybe realizing that he is leaving the door a little further ajar than he means to.

“I’d rather not,” he concludes. “You know, at this point I’d rather do something else. Just because it’s more interesting to do something new.”

Make of that what you will….

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Mark Newbold
Former Daily Content Manager and Program Director for Jedi News and the podcast network. Co-host RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.