Ellen Chats with Carrie Fisher
You have your drink of choice there,
which is Coke. You drink a lot of Coke?>>Yes.
>>And it’s a whole lot, how many do you have a day?>>Maybe 16, but
I don’t drink all of them, I start them, but then it starts to get warm. And then you have to get another one.>>[LAUGH].
>>Right. So all in maybe just 12.>>Maybe, 12 and they have to
be that sharp, sharp cold taste.>>Yeah.
It’s bad for your teeth.>>[LAUGH].
>>Yeah.>>And it’s a lot of sugar.>>But my father was
the representative of Coca-Cola. He was the Coca-Cola kid.>>Eddie Fisher was-
>>[APPLAUSE]>>They did not let you drink that when you were shooting
Star Wars because they made you, you were on a strict, strict diet.>>Well like they like to
hire part of me [LAUGH] and so I have to get rid of
the part they don’t want.>>[LAUGH]
>>And so when I’m hired for Star Wars,
every time they have hired about, like three quarters of the size that I am.>>And a lot of it’s here.>>And so they make the mistake
of thinking, well it’s here too. But here, can it still be
called baby fat when you’re 19?>>[LAUGH]
>>You were 19, yeah that’s kind of when
you really do gain weight. I gained a lot of weight when I was,
up until I was 23. I think you do gain baby fat-
>>I had big, baby fat face. And they really had a good idea then, what
kind of hairstyle would you put on someone>>[LAUGH]>>With a round,>>[APPLAUSE]>>No really, it’d be a good idea
to put on more and make it so that they can contain the fat.
>>[LAUGH]>>That was the prison.
The hair prison for the fat.>>[LAUGH]
>>My god, your stories are hilarious. But yeah, they kept you on a strict
diet because they wanted to hire, as you say, part of you. Harrison Ford, you reveal in your
book after 40 years, is that right?>>40 years I thought I’d wait.>>Okay.
So you revealed that you were having
an affair with Harrison Ford.>>I was.>>Well, you say it. But-
>>Yes I did.>>All right, so,
how did that stay a secret for 40 years?>>I was good at that wasn’t I?>>You sure were.>>I told other staff to distract people
so they would never figure it out. No, and no one thought it
was happening at that time. I don’t even know if he did.>>[LAUGH]
>>But, no no, he did.>>Yeah, so
did you have a relationship that lasted, was it just sexual, or was it love?>>Well it depends on who you ask. You’re talking to me.>>I’m asking you, well, you’re here.>>I was in infatuation. Probably infatuation.>>It was infatuated.>>Love is more mature.>>Okay, I understand. But, so did the relationship continue
after you all stopped filming together.>>No.
>>It was just when you were filming.>>It was location, location,
>>And that’s what.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>That’s because everybody was away from home.>>Mm-hm.>>So then the rules, I didn’t know this. I was 19, no one told me about
location rules or lack of rules.>>Yeah.>>But you can do whatever you want,
as long as you film the movie.>>I see, as long as you film the movie.>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah.>>If you’re just vacationing,
you can’t have an affair.>>You can’t do that.
>>If you’re filming a movie, people can sleep together.>>They can sleep together
if their family’s not around>>I say, that’s the rule.>>My mother wasn’t there I don’t think. God I hope not.>>It’s just amazing that,
you let him know that you, you let Harrison know that you
were gonna write about this?>>Yes.
>>Yes. Did you all ever acknowledge it
when you saw each other again?>>You mean constantly over the last
40 years it was when we saw each other.>>No but when you did,
you know you’d run into him.>>Not really,>>You never looked at each other because
you kissed in the next movie.>>We practiced kissing on
the first movie off screen. That shows dedication to your craft.>>Yeah and you->>[LAUGH]
>>No not when it’s him though.>>Right.
>>And then, yeah we did have to kiss. I didn’t realize how much
until I went back and looked.>>Yeah.