Han Solo and Leia Slept Together. For Real

Carrie Fisher reveals secret 'Star Wars' affair in new book
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2016 6:54 PM CST
Updated Nov 16, 2016 12:21 AM CST
Carrie Fisher: I Slept With Harrison Ford
In her new book, Carrie Fisher reveals she had an affair with Harrison Ford on the set of "Star Wars."   (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford slept together a long time ago on a movie set far, far away, only this time it didn't result in a son with a thing for masks and patricide. Fisher reveals the affair she kept quiet for nearly 40 years in her new book, The Princess Diarist, from which Radar Online has seen an excerpt. The book was written after Fisher found diaries she kept at the time. Fisher says the three-month affair started when Ford drove her home after a birthday party for George Lucas, People reports. It lasted throughout the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope in London. Jezebel notes that Fisher was 19 and Ford was 34 and married and sums up their relationship thusly: "It sounds like they basically got wasted and messed around a bunch."

Fisher claims not to remember much of the affair because of ”the brutal strength of Harrison’s preferred strain of pot.” But she does recall Ford having a "hero's face." “How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?” she writes. Fisher says she tried to make Ford fall in love with her and hoped he would leave his wife. She tells People she "was so inexperienced," but "he was kind." Radar reports that in her book Fisher claims Ford wasn't very good in bed. It's a claim Fisher denied making Tuesday on Twitter: "I would never talk about how someone was in any furniture—chair, bed, coffee table, or otherwise." (More Carrie Fisher stories.)

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