After nearly 40 years, Carrie Fisher, who plays Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has finally come forward with the news we have always hoped to hear: She and Harrison Ford aka Han Solo had a whirlwind love affair on the set of Star Wars. Even more importantly, Star Wars fans have another piece of useless trivia to deliver when talking bout their favorite movie.
Star Wars fans have undoubtedly always suspected that something was going on between these two actors, judging by the palpable will-they-won’t-they chemistry they brought to The Empire Strikes Back. “It’s fun to know that that was real,” Star Wars fans will probably say after telling you about this fling Carrie Fisher had on the set of a movie about space samurai.
“It was so intense,” Carrie Fisher told People. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
*Sigh* That’s just the kind of thing us Star Wars fans were hoping for: Another fun, yet unnecessary detail to pour over. This is up there with Harrison Ford ad-libbing his infamous “I know” line from The Empire Strikes Back or the original name of Return of the Jedi, “Revenge of the Jedi.”
Fisher decided to reveal her secret after discovering some old set diaries. Star Wars fans would probably kill to see what other unknown treasures lay in those pages. Maybe there’s something about Mark Hamill’s onset behavior. Was he anything like Sir Alec Guinness? Did you know that Guinness didn’t actually like being in Star Wars and thought that the whole thing was a bit silly?
Oh, ok. Never mind.
Hey, did you know that Endor was almost the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk?