Carrie Fisher reveals ‘Star Wars’ affair with Harrison Ford

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Los Angeles (AP) – Carrie Fisher has revealed that Princess Leia’s romance with Han Solo in “Star Wars” extended off-screen, as well.

Carrie Fisher (left) and Harrison Ford kiss at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. in this July 10, 2015, file photo. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Carrie Fisher (left) and Harrison Ford kiss at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. in this July 10, 2015, file photo. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Fisher told People magazine that she enjoyed an “intense” affair with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of the 1977 blockbuster.

Fisher was 19 and Ford was 33 and married at the time of what she says was a three-month affair.  The actress told People, “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”  She says the romance ended when shooting on the film did.

Fisher writes about the fling in her new book “The Princess Diarist,” which recounts her experiences on the “Star Wars” set.  She says that she gave Ford a heads-up about the book and he received a draft.

A representative for Ford didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.