Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford was 34 and married when he was cast as Han Solo in the first Star Wars movie. In her recently published memoir, The Princess Diarist, she revealed bits of the journal she wrote at age 19 while filming the movie. "Why have I become casually involved with someone who, if I am being totally honest with myself, I don't care for and who doesn't care for me? And is married?" she wrote. "I'm scared. Scared that I'll let Harrison hurt me." Eventually, Ford went back to his then-wife Mary Marquardt and the affair ended. After getting over the hurt, Carrie wrote: "My affair with Harrison was a very long one-night stand. I was relieved when it ended. I didn't approve of myself. So, I loved him and he allowed it."

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  1. Wendy • December 29, 2016 @ 10:43 AM

    She was an amazing person, slim and pretty. But life was never kind to her, drugs and mental illness changed her.

    I still saw a person who made Star Wars a reality of fiction, in action figures and make believe.

    I watched, and rewatched these movies over and over again. I enjoyed Carrie’s role as Leia, we all wanted to be her.

    The Reprisal roles of her in Star Wars: Force awakens (I watched) and a new one coming out in 2017 will be a memory (keep sake).

    But the true likeness of Carrie can never be replaced and I hope Star Wars can create a memoir of her character in future movies. đŸ˜¢

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