'Star Wars' Real-life Adultery: Carrie Fisher Exposed Her Secret Affair With Harrison Ford
After nearly 40 years of keeping the secret, Carrie Fisher revealed that Han Solo and Princess Leia, Harrison Ford's and her character, respectively, had a real-life affair.
Fisher then explained that the affair started while filming Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1976. Ford was then a 33-year-old married father of two children. At that time, Ford was with her ex-wife Mary Marquardt. Ford and Marquardt's marriage ended in 1979.
"It was so intense," the actress told People about being with a mature man when she was still just a teenager. "I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind." "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend," Fisher added.
Carrie felt it was time to come out with the revelation after she found some of her old journals from when they were shooting the movie in London. The two stars spent their first night together after a birthday party for George Lucas, Fisher recalls in her book, according to USA Today.
The now-60-year-old actress spilled all of the details about their three-month affair in her new memoir, "The Princess Diarist." The actress finally confessed the two indeed had a romantic relationship during the filming of the original "Star Wars" movie in 1976, when Ford was married with two children, according to Huffington Post.
Though Harrison and Carrie would work together again for the "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" and then decades later on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the romance between Ford and Fisher was exclusive to the first movie and it is a time in her life that Fisher remembers with fondness.
According to the book's description, "The Princess Diarist" is a culmination of Carrie Fisher's memories of her time spent behind the scenes on the set of Star Wars. "The Princess Diarist" will be released in the US on November 22.