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Leia and Han Solo apparently had a fling IRL while shooting the original 'Star Wars' film

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In her new memoir, "The Princess Diarist," Carrie Fisher publicly acknowledges that she and Harrison Ford had a three-month affair while filming "Star Wars: A New Hope" in 1976. 

“It was so intense,” the actress told PEOPLE during an exclusive interview.


At the time, Fisher was 19 and Ford was a 33-year-old married father of two. 

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It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.
Carrie Fisher

Ford reportedly knew about the memoir and received a draft before it was published. However, he did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. 

Fisher and Ford recently reunited on-screen for last year's "The Force Awakens." 

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Although Fisher and Ford's romance ran its course, the actress said she looks back on the time fondly. 

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

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