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Carrie Fisher reveals secret affair with Harrison Ford during ‘Star Wars’

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WATCH: The three-month-long romance occurred in 1976, when Harrison Ford was 33 years old and married. Carrie Fisher was 19 at the time

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Star Wars co-stars Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) apparently had an “intense” affair, at least according to Fisher’s new memoir, The Princess Diarist.

Fisher (and Ford, it seems) kept the three-month relationship secret for 40 years; it happened back in 1976, during the filming of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when Ford was a married 33-year-old and Fisher was 19.

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“It was so intense,” Fisher, now 60, said to People magazine. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”

The couple shared their first night together after Star Wars director George Lucas’s birthday party, and Fisher admits she was doubtful about their future from the start.

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“I looked over at Harrison,” she writes. “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?”

“I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind,” she continued.

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(Ford was asked for his side of the story, and was even sent a draft of the book. He did not respond to requests.)

The short-lived relationship ended when filming of the movie wrapped.

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The Princess Diarist is described as an “intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes” of the first Star Wars movie, with stories gleaned from Fisher’s journals that she kept at the time.

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