We always knew “the force” was strong between Princess Leia and Han Solo in the Star Wars movies.
Now, 40 years later, Carrie Fisher has revealed in her book, The Princess Diarist, that she had an off-screen affair with Harrison Ford.
Carrie, 60, was just 19 years old in 1976 when she had a 12-week fling with Harrison, 74, who was married to Mary Marquardt at the time.
She told People magazine: “It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
The co-stars spent their first night together after a birthday party for director George Lucas, Fisher reveals.
She added: “I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face – a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow.
“How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me? … I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind.”