After 40 years, Carrie Fisher
is opening up about a romance she claims to have sparked with Harrison Ford on the set of the original Star Wars
In her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, Fisher reveals that she began an affair with the then-33-year-old Ford after a birthday party for Star Wars creator George Lucas, and their fling continued for three months during filming.
"It was so intense," Fisher told People magazine
. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."
"I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him," she added. "He was kind."
Fisher, who was 19 at the time
, said she decided to open up about their romance after coming across some of her old journals in which she detailed her self-doubt and insecurity regarding their affair.
"I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face… How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?" Fisher wrote in her memoir.
At the time, Ford was married to his first wife, Mary Marquardt, and the couple shared two children. Ford and Marquardt filed for divorce in 1979.
The Princess Diarist hits bookstores Nov. 22.