Perhaps the most surprising thing is that it has taken Carrie Fisher so long to fess up. The famously candid actor and memoirist has been asked numerous times whether there was a real-life romance on the set of Star Wars, to mirror the relationship between Princess Leia and Han Solo. No, of course not, she would invariably reply: she was a teenager, Harrison Ford was 14 years older, they couldn’t have been more different, what a daft idea.
Now she has written The Princess Diarist, in which she calls on the journals she wrote at the time, to reveal that she had an intense affair with Ford. The diaries, and accompanying poems, make for painful reading. Here is a 19-year-old riddled with self-loathing and angst, already in therapy but yet to be diagnosed as bipolar, pretending to be a woman of the world. She falls obsessively in love with Ford, who, while happy to sleep with her, does not appear to feel the same way.
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