Scoop: Old couple alert: Fisher and Ford had ‘Star Wars’ affair

Carrie Fisher (pictured with Harrison Ford in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," reveals that she had an affair with him during the making of the original "Star Wars" four decades ago. (Courtesy Lucasfilm)

It’s official — 40 years after the fact: Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had an affair during the making of “Star Wars.”

The actress confessed that the pair had a romantic relationship when the original “Star Wars” was shot in 1976; at the time Ford was married with two children.

“It was so intense,” the actress told People about being with the 33-year-old when she was 19. “I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind,” she said.

She added, “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”

Fisher, 60, provides more details about the three-month liaison (which happened “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”) in her memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” slated for release next week.

Apparently part of the inspiration for writing the book came when she stumbled on angst-ridden journals she kept while filming on location in London.

People reports that Ford had received a draft of the book, and that he didn’t respond to a recent request for a comment about it.

EATERY EXCELLENCE

Saucy Awards were given at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s first gala, hosted by KCBS’ Liam Mayclem on Monday at the Herbst Theatre. Among the individual winners (in 16 categories) were: Ravi Kapur of Liholiho Yacht Club, chef of the year; Belinda Leong of b.patisserie, pastry chef; and Melissa Reitz of Bar Agricole, rising star chef. Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza of State Bird and The Progress were restaurateurs of the year; Lulu McAllister Churchill of NOPA and Liholiho Yacht Club, best beverage professional; Kory Cogdill of Tacolicious, employee of the year, and Justine Flynn of Souvla, manager of the year. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Pete Sittnick of Waterbar and Epic Roasthouse, and the People’s Choice for Restaurant of the Year was Copita Tequileria y Comida.

QUICK TAKES

San Francisco’s dashing Paul Perez is among the men competing for “best facial hair in the country” and the title of Wahl Man of the Year (which also gets him $1,500 and a spot in a national ad. To vote, visit the Wahl Grooming Facebook page by Dec. 1. … The new season of “America’s Next Top Model” begins on Dec. 12 on VH1, with host Rita Ora (instead of creator Tyra Banks) and new judges Ashley Graham (model), Drew Elliott (of pop culture site Paper Magazine) and Law Roach (stylists); competitors include two locals: Cody Wells of San Jose and Courtney Nelson of San Francisco.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 39. … Actress Martha Plimpton is 46. … Actress Lisa Bonet is 49. … Singer Diana Krall is 52. … Actress Marg Helgenberger is 58.

— Staff, wire reports

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