Turns out there’s a good reason Carrier Fisher and Harrison Ford had such great chemistry in the Star Wars movies.
The actress has revealed she had an affair with Ford on the set of the Star Wars movies, which should come as an interesting piece of intel about the folks who brought Han Solo and Princess Leia to life. Fisher talked about the affair in her new memoir The Princess Diarist, and said it began after a birthday party for Star Wars director George Lucas. At the time, Ford would’ve been around 34 years old, while Fisher was 19 years old (Ford was also married with two kids at the time).
Here’s an excerpt from what Fisher told People, and wrote in her memoir:
“It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend … 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?”
The affair reportedly lasted around three months, during the filming of A New Hope. Are you surprised to hear Fisher and Ford apparently had a thing back in the day?