Freddie Mercury ‘Secret affair with Star Wars Carrie Fisher’ WHILE he was with Mary Austin

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In the early 1970s Freddie was still exploring his sexuality and would continue to date Mary until 1976. But during one heady London summer in 1973, a beloved princess would take him to a galaxy far, far away, according to a biography which described their passionate affair. Fisher was just 17 at the time but already appearing on stage on Broadway with her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds.

Decades later, many people still think of Freddie as exclusively gay, but he enjoyed sexual and emotional relationships with both sexes. In fact, the rock legend mainly slept with women in his younger years.

His first girlfriend at college revealed he was an “ardent lover” and even when Mary Austin sensed their relationship was ending, she thought he was leaving her for another woman. 

The biography Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds: Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell by film historians Danforth Prince and Darwin Porter recounts the brief but passionate affairs Carrie had with two of the world’s greatest rock stars, Freddie and David Bowie.

The claims are based on accounts from contemporaries, including actress Joan Hackett, a friend of Bowie.

Carrie was in London at the time, studying at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She had already starred on Broadway with her mother that year in the musical Irene.

Apparently, Reynolds took her daughter to a party in London thrown by Mick Jagger, where she met Bowie and Freddie.

Carrie, who would have been 64 tomorrow, was only 17 at the time but already well-travelled and used to being around her mother’s friends and other stars.

The biography states that Carrie knew Freddie was in a relationship with Mary and did not want to come between them.

Darwin Porter said of their book and its allegations that Fisher was “so honest in her memoirs… (but) she left out details of her stay in London… And her affairs have never been written about’.

The book describes how Freddie convinced Carrie to go ahead with their brief fling, despite her protestations about his relationship with Mary.

It says: “Carrie said she didn’t want to interfere with his ongoing love affair, but he dismissed her concerns.”

Apparently, Freddie told her “A bloke like me needs extra”.

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This might be the biggest problem with the whole story. In every interview and recording, Freddie is always eloquent, teasing and rather flamboyant in his purposeful use of language.

Would he really have said something so coarse like that?

Carrie herself made no mention of it at all in any of her memoirs, where she famously and fearlessly recounted her tumultuous on-set affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford.

Hilariously, years later in 1980 during Queen’s the Works Tour, Freddie would often come on stage riding on the shoulders of Darth Vader.

As for Carrie, the book also says she had an affair with Bowie which stopped and started across six weeks. The singer was married to Angie Barnett at the time.

Apparently, Carrie later described how she had woken up naked in bed with the star but had taken so many drugs she did not know whether anything had happened. 

The book quotes Carrie saying: “I think we had sex.”

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