Carrie Fisher looks back forty years ago and recalls the “intense relationship” she had with Harrison Ford. According to the original Princess Leia in Star Wars, her 19-year old self-fell head over heels for the young Mr. Ford.
In an interview with People, Carrie Fisher shared a very interesting revelation about her and Star Wars co-star at that time, Harrison Ford. She did so through her book, The Princess Diarist to be published this November 22.
The book is about her early years while filming the highly-successful trilogy. According to Amazon, the actress was “astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized.”
“I actually recently found my diaries from this [time] … It had some memories in it … I wonder it too, so when I found the journals I looked. I haven’t looked all the way through it but I must say it seemed to be trending in that direction,” shared Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher Harrison Ford Intense Love Affair.
One of the most surprising in her 19-year old self’s memoirs was her relationship with the seemingly icy now pepper-haired actor. Now 74 years old, the actor used to play the role of Han Solo.
Carrie Fisher describes their relationship 40 years ago as intense. “It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
Even then, she admits that Harrison Ford has something about him that was so attractive. She also confesses to having doubts about their young love.
“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.”
“Well when I went on the film I really thought, I saw him and he looked like a movie star. I met him in LA and read with him and stuff and was too nervous to see him. So when we got on the set I saw him and he was sitting in the Millennium Falcon … and I thought he looked like one of those movie stars which was not how Mark [Hamill] and I.”
Harrison Ford on Carrie Fisher’s New Book
When the actress warned Harrison Ford of the contents of her new book, the actor responded dryly. As she expected.
He only said one word, “Lawyer!” and Carrie Fisher took this as a good reaction. This just proves that even after their relationship, the two are still in good terms. It also reveals a soft side to the actor that is hidden deep within him.