Actress Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she did have a secret affair with Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars in 1976.
Speaking to People magazine, the actress has opened up about the whirlwind three-month romance, which took place when she was 19 and Ford was a 33-year-old married father of two.
“It was so intense,” the actress-author, 60, said of the real-life romance die-hard fans of the franchise have wished for since Han Solo and Princess Leia captured hearts on-screen.
“It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
After stumbling on often angst-ridden journals she kept while filming on location in London, she felt the time had come to open up about the formative experience.
“It has been 40 years,” said Fisher, who went on to write The Princess Diarist.
After spending their first night together following a birthday party for director George Lucas, Fisher was wracked by self-doubt.
“I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow,” she wrote.
“How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?”
Although their unlikely romance took Fisher by complete surprise and ran its course once the film wrapped, she remembers the time fondly.
“I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind.