Carrie Fisher has a habit of saying eye-opening things about her life as a celebrity and hew new book, The Princess Diarist, promises to be filled with more. A week before the book comes out, she has admitted that she had an affair with a married Harrison Ford while they were making Star Wars in 1977.
At the time of the alleged affair, Ford would have been married to his first wife, Mary Marquardt and 34 years old. Fisher was 19 and not married while they made Star Wars. Ford played Han Solo in the film, while Fisher was Princess Leia.
Here’s a look at their affair.
1. Fisher Writes in the Book That She was a ‘Bad Kisser’ During Their Affair
In The Princess Diarist, which comes out on November 22, Fisher said she was a sexually inexperienced 19-year-old at the time of the affair. According to excerpts posted by Radar Online, Fisher complained that she was a “bad kisser.”
She said that their first night together wasn’t great, but she was OK with it because “he really was handsome.” She said the relationship lasted three months, but couldn’t remember the details because of “the brutal strength of Harrison’s preferred strain of pot.”
She dreamed that she would give him a “gold band with diamonds (inscribed) ‘Carrison,’” but it never happened. After they wrapped up filming the movie in May 1976, Ford went back to his wife and their two sons.
There was a rumor three years ago that circulated on the web about the two having an affair, but it wasn’t until now that Fisher confirmed it.
2. Fisher Said She Was Filled With Self-Doubt After Their First Night Together
Fisher spoke more about the affair in an interview with People. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend,” she said, calling the affair “intense.”
Fisher told People that the two had their first night together after they had a party for writer/director George Lucas’ birthday. After that first night, she was filled with 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 in The Princess Diarist. “How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?”
“I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind,” Fisher said.
Ford has not commented on Fisher’s claims.
3. Ford Was Married to Mary Marquardt While They Made Star Wars & They Split in 1979
At the time of the affair, Ford was married to Mary Marquardt. The two married in 1964 and divorced in 1979, two years after Star Wars came out. Ford was married to Melissa Mathison from 1983 to 2004. He’s been married to Calista Flockhart since 2010. He has five children.
4. Fisher Said Last Year That She Was ‘Quite the Space Slut’
At Star Wars Celebration in April 2015, Fisher said she was “quite the space slut” during the making of the original Star Wars films.
5. Fisher Gave New Star Wars Actress Daisy Ridley Sex Advice While Making The Force Awakens
While on The Graham Norton Show in December 2015, Fisher proved that Disney never put a filter on her. She said she gave The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley sex advice while making the movie.
“I told her not to go through the crew like wildfire, but I also told her not to take any advice from me,” Fisher told Norton.