Carrie Fisher "waited an appropriate amount of time" to go public about affair with Harrison Ford

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 17 (ANI): Carrie Fisher, who recently confirmed her three-month affair with Harrison Ford in 1976, revealed that she "waited an appropriate amount of time" and could wait no longer. The 60-year-old actress, who played Princess Leia beside Ford as Han Solo in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, told that it all started with diary entries she found recently about her romance with the actor, reports People magazine. "Harrison's very private, but I think I waited an appropriate amount of time. How much longer could I wait?" she expressed. Fisher chose to include the secret in her memoir 'The Princess Diarist' telling the magazine, "It's been 40 years! I didn't say anything to anybody for years but it's not like anyone's deeply affected by it anymore." Taking note that her former co-star does not typically air his dirty laundry, Fisher said she reached out to him about the book and even sent him a draft to read before publishing. "I would never want to embarrass him. I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind," she shared. The 'When Harry Met Sally' star was only 19-years-old at the time whereas Ford was 31 and married to Mary Marquardt with two kids. (ANI)