Mark Hamill had no idea that Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were carrying on an affair while filming the original Star Wars film.


“I was so self-involved at that point, they could’ve been doing it in front of me and I wouldn’t have noticed,” said Hamill told ET, 65. “I was single and had my own agenda.” The actor notes that on-set romances are quite common, but also can complicate things for the actors and for everyone involved in the movie.

“If the relationship doesn’t last and you’re on a TV series and you got four more seasons to go, it can be really awkward,” said Hamill, citing personal experience. “It happened to me. I was with a girl who was playing my sister on a soap opera, General Hospital,” he recalled, referring to his brief relationship with Anne Wyndham in the early 70s.

While Hamill was unaware of the affair between Han Solo and Princess Leia, he says is also glad he was out of the loop. “I think it might have been a distraction if I’d known what was going on.”


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Fisher detailed her affair with the then-married Ford in her memoir The Princess Diarist, released earlier this year. Hamill, while gearing up for Star Wars: Episode 8, hosts an online show called Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, in which he meets with other pop culture enthusiasts. “There’s a certain shared passion that we have,” he explains. “It’s universal. It doesn’t matter if I don’t collect a specific item that you collect. We have the same motivation, in terms of collecting.”

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