It was rumored for years that she had an affair with Harrison Ford while filming the original Star Wars film; while Fisher admitted she had a crush on Ford and spent much time with him off camera, she denied having an affair with him.
In 2016, however, Fisher admitted in her autobiographical title, The Princess Diarist, that she did, in fact, have an affair with Ford. Fisher publicly discussed her problems with liquor and drugs, her battles with bipolar disorder, and overcoming an addiction to prescription antidepressants, most notably on ABC TV's 20/20.
She appeared as a debutante and dancer in the hit Broadway revival Irene (1973) starring her mother.Fisher co-wrote the TV comedy movie These Old Broads (2001), of which she was also co-executive producer.It starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds, as well as Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, and Shirley Mac Laine.In 1977, Fisher starred as Leia Organa in the original Star Wars film, directed and written by George Lucas, along with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness.Star Wars was a huge success and made her internationally famous."…she will always be the princess who took command and never backed down. She was always helping the other guys get out of the messes they created.