Carrie Fisher Regrets Revealing Harrison Ford Affair: ‘It Was a Mistake’ (Video)

“I’m sure he can’t handle it at all,” actress tells Stephen Colbert about disclosure of “Star Wars” tryst

Last Updated: November 22, 2016 @ 8:07 AM

By now, we all know that Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of “Star Wars.” How? Well, the woman who played Princess Leia wrote all about it in her new memoir, “The Princess Diarist.”

The cleverly titled book is a compilation of her journal entries from her days filming the 1977 film. And some of those clearly got quite steamy.

“I would probably get early-onset Alzheimer’s and forget, and then you’d never know,” Fisher told Stephen Colbert Tuesday on why she revealed the tryst 40 years later. “No, I found the diaries, and I decided to publish them, and it was a mistake.”

“It was a mistake, really?” Colbert asked.

“No, but it is too big of a story, kind of, that I can’t handle,” the actress said.

“Can you not handle it or can Harrison Ford not handle it?” her “Late Show” host asked.

“I’m sure he can’t handle it at all,” she replied, head in hand.

The duo — and Fisher’s dog, Gary — then got into the nitty-gritty of the relationship.

“There’s a lot of sexual details,” Fisher promised. “The ion cannon will fire several blasts.”

Watch the video above.