Carrie Fisher reveals she had an affair with Harrison Ford while filming the first Star Wars

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Carrie Fisher, AKA Princess Leia, has just revealed a secret affair with Harrison Ford that went on during the filming of Star Wars.

In her new book, A Princess Diarist, the actress reveals that during the filming of the the first movie in the original trilogy, A New Hope, Carrie (then 19 years old) and Harrison (then 33) had a brief but “intense” romance for three months, even though Harrison had a wife and two children.

Giving further detail in an interview with People,  Carrie said: ““It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”

You can read a 50 Shades inspired extract from her new book below:

“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?”

Beginning after a birthday party for George Lucas and ending shortly after filming, Fisher remembers the time fondly and without regret. She says she gave Ford a heads up and a draft of the book before going public.

Ford has yet to comment, but this could be one of the main reasons he divorced his wife Mary Marquardt, two years after the film came out. The couple had been together for 15 years. He then went on to marry Melissa Mathison in 1983, but they also divorced in 2004. The now 74 year old actor is currently married to US actress Calista Flockhart, who you’ll know best as Ally McBeal.

Fisher also stated that she wanted to reveal all now after uncovering some angst-fuelled journals from her time on set. Knowing she never has to work with Ford again might have been a catalyst too.

RIP Han Solo (if you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, stop whinging, it’s been out for ages).


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