Ford was 34 years old and married at the time, while Fisher was 19. According to her memoir, Fisher remembers being a “bad kisser” due to inexperience, and they first hooked up after she got drunk and he had to drive her home. The story doesn’t reflect very well on Ford, who Fisher also implied was rather disappointing in bed—but he got away with it because “he really was handsome.” They ended up having a three-month affair.
“It was so intense,” the actress told People. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
Carrie Fisher has often spoken about her crush on Harrison Ford during those early years, and her new book includes diary excerpts about her “relentlessly” pursuing him on set. She also adds, with characteristic openness, that she can’t remember much of the affair due to the “the brutal strength of Harrison’s preferred strain of pot.”