What Ellen Degeneres Said About Anne Heche’s Death
It’s almost impossible to talk about Anne Heche without talking about Ellen. Their relationship became one of the major cultural touchstones of the 1990s. It dramatically shaped both of their careers and arguably helped speed up the nation’s slow journey toward marriage equality.
With that in mind, what did Ellen say about Heche’s death? As Decider reports, Ellen opted for a slow and respectful message via Twitter. “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love,” she wrote.
That may sound short and simple regarding the death of someone once so important to her. However, as Ellen previously pointed out, the two had not stayed in touch and were effectively out of each other’s lives at the time of Heche’s death.
Harrison Ford Helped Save Anne Heche’s Career
During those dark years of being blacklisted, there were still a few bright spots for Anne Heche. One bright spot was starring in the movie Six Days, Seven Nights alongside Harrison Ford. And she credits her casting in that movie directly to Ford himself.
Ford got it in his head that she would be the perfect female lead and he wasn’t willing to let it go. In the interview with Mr. Warburton Magazine, she alleged that he called her on the phone with a simple proposal: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn who you are f*cking. Let’s make the best romantic comedy anyone has ever seen!”
She ended up getting the role and later made it clear that Ford had stuck his neck out for her. As Heche told Entertainment Tonight, “He called me the day after they said I wasn’t gonna get it because I took Ellen to the [Volcano] premiere, and Harrison Ford, he was a hero.”