Carrie Fisher spills about 'intense' Star Wars affair with Harrison Ford

Nov 15, 2016 at 10:39 p.m. ET
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Lesson for Harrison Ford: Carrie Fisher is not afraid to kiss and tell. She'll just wait 40 years before spilling the deets.

After decades of Star Wars fans speculating about their behind-the-scenes relationship, Fisher is coming clean about her affair with Ford during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.

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"It was so intense," Fisher told People of the relationship, which she admits lasted only about three months during filming.

She added, "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."

Han Solo and Princess Leia
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Sounds great... if Harrison weren't married to his first wife, Mary Marquardt, with two young children at the time.

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That's probably why Fisher waited 40 years. But with her new memoir The Princess Diarist, she's finally confessing it all.

"I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face — a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow," Fisher writes. "How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?"

But Ford did choose her, for the course of filming at least.

Fisher was sure to say that she warned Harrison about the book and the details she was dishing prior to the book's release, but Ford has yet to comment on the news of the affair. People said they reached out to him for a comment and never heard back. So just because Fisher warned him doesn't mean he's happy about his private business being made public.

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Do you think Fisher purposely waited until Ford's character Han Solo *spoiler alert* died in Episode VII so she wouldn't have to worry about awkwardness on set?

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