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Carrie Fisher is ultimately going public through a mystery she has guarded closely for 40 years: once she to be 19, she and Harrison Ford, climate a 33-year-old married father of two, had actually a whirlwind three-month affair when filming the original Star Wars in 1976.

“It to be so intense,” the actress-author, 60, tells civilization exclusively that the real-life romantic die-hard pan of the franchise have actually wished for because Han Solo and Princess Leia recorded hearts on-screen.

“It to be Han and also Leia during the week, and Carrie and also Harrison throughout the weekend,” she says.

After stumbling on often angst-ridden newspaper she preserved while filming on place in London, she felt the time had come to open up about the developmental experience. “It’s to be 40 years,” describes Fisher, that went ~ above to compose The Princess Diarist, excerpted solely in this week’s issue.

Ford, who had a heads-up about the book from Fisher and received a draft, didn’t respond to’s inquiry for comment.


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After spending their very first night together following a birthday party because that director George Lucas, Fisher was wracked by self-doubt.

“I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s challenge — a few strands of hair dropped over his noble, contempt furrowed brow,” she writes. “How might you ask such a bright specimen of a guy to it is in satisfied with the likes that me?”



Although their unlikely romance take it Fisher by complete surprise and also ran its course when the movie wrapped, she remembers the time fondly.

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“I to be so inexperienced, however I trusted something around him,” she says. “He to be kind.”

For much much more from Fisher — and also to read the exclude, excerpt of The Princess Diarist — pick up this week’s issue of, on newsstands Friday.

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