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Carrie Fisher's final TV interview revealed her warm wit and charm

Mirror logo Mirror 27/12/2016 Emmeline Saunders

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Carrie Fisher's last ever TV interview saw her display her natural charm as she opened up about her heavily reported affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford .

The actress, who died today at the age of 60 after suffering from a massive heart attack, had appeared on The Graham Norton Show at the start of December 2016 to talk about her new book.

In the autobiography, The Princess Diarist, she confessed that she and Harrison - who played Han Solo in the epic franchise - had had a three-month relationship when she was 18 and he 33.

"I've just remembered," Carrie quipped on camera as Graham noted how the affair had happened over 40 years ago.

"I had no idea it would cause such a sensation - 400,000 news sites picked up on it and it became a little embarrassing," she said.

"They made a lot of things up which I now have to talk about - I never said he was bad in bed."

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Back in November, Carrie told The Guardian how their affair stayed secret out of respect for Harrison's then-wife, Mary Marquardt, who he divorced shortly afterwards. He would go on to marry Carrie's good friend Melissa Mathison - but Carrie believed he would be surprised by the passion she felt as a 19-year-old woman.

"I don't think, until now, he knew the intensity of my feelings," she told the newspaper.

"Even in the diary I don't like to admit it, because it's a failure. No, it's not a failure – it's unreciprocated love. Which I guess is a type of failure."

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