I’m sure when this news dropped yesterday, many Star Wars nerds needed to take a moment so their Jabba boners could subside. “I love you,” Carrie Fisher said to Harrison Ford. “I know,” he replied. IT STILL GETS ME. Yes, I might have had a Jabba (lady)boner too. So, Carrie Fisher broke the news yesterday – during filming on Star Wars, she had a months-long affair with Harrison Ford. She was 19 years old at the time (meaning it was during filming on A New Hope) and Harrison was 33. And married! But they were Leia and Han, all day and night. Dirty Star Wars sex.
Carrie Fisher is finally going public with a secret she has guarded closely for 40 years: When she was 19, she and Harrison Ford, then a 33-year-old married father of two, had a whirlwind three-month affair while filming the original Star Wars in 1976.
“It was so intense,” the actress-author, 60, tells PEOPLE exclusively 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’s been 40 years,” explains Fisher, who went on to write The Princess Diarist, excerpted exclusively in this week’s issue.
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 writes. “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,” she says. “He was kind.”
Yeah, you youngsters forget this, but for like two decades straight, Harrison Ford was the sexiest guy around. He was an Everyman, but there was some heat to it too. Every woman wanted to bang him. I am a little bit surprised that Harrison and Carrie’s affair was during the first film and not, say, The Empire Strikes Back (that one would just seem more fitting).
As for how Harrison, uh, performed in the sack, reportedly Carrie writes that he was somewhat underwhelming, but she let it slide because “he was really handsome.” She also said their first time involved Harrison getting her drunk on wine in Tunisia. She was very much in love with him and she wished he would fall in love with her. And she says that their summer of love is rather fuzzy because she was pretty stoned throughout. Girl, that’s why you don’t smoke weed when you’re banging Hot Young Harrison!
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