Carrie Fisher says she had an affair with Harrison Ford while filming 'Star Wars'

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Carrie Fisher dropped a major bombshell this week — and we're not talking about on an asteroid field.

The actress, best known for playing Princess Leia, told People that she and Harrison Ford had a three-month affair while filming Star Wars: A New Hope in 1976. The film was released in 1977.

At the time, Ford was married to Mary Marquardt. He was 33 at the time of the alleged affair and Fisher was 19.

"It was so intense," Fisher, 60, told People. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."

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American actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope written, directed and produced by Georges Lucas. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and British Anthony Daniels on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford at a press conference for one of the 'Star Wars' films, circa 1980. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images)
JUN 15 1977, MAY 30 1978, JUN 4 1978; 'Star Wars' has Given three Performers that 'All-Important Break'; Featured in the popular science fantasy movie are, from left, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.; (Photo By Steve Larson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Fifth Ave outside The Plaza hotel. They were in town for the movie 'Star Wars.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
American actors Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, Harrison Ford & Geri Halliwell (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: (L-R) Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford speak onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: (L-R) Actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford pose onstage at the Lucasfilm panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: (L to R) Jett Lucas, his father director George Lucas, actors Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg pose at the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award after party at the Highlands on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 08: Journalists take pictures of wax figures of the actors (L-R) Mark Hamill as the Star Wars character Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as the Star Wars character Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as the Star Wars character Leia Organa, a Stormtrooper, the Star Wars charakter Darth Vader and another Stormtrooper displayed on the occasion of Madame Tussauds Berlin Presents New Star Wars Wax Figures at Madame Tussauds on May 8, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
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Fisher also talks about the romance in her new book, The Princess Diarist.

Ford allegedly received a copy of the new book early and was aware the affair would be discussed, according to People. His rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Heat Vision.

The on-screen and apparently off-screen lovers spent their their first night together following a birthday party for director George Lucas, according to People.

"I looked over at Harrison. A hero's face — a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow," Fisher writes in her book, according to the magazine. "How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?"

She continues, "I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind."

Ford and Fisher reprised their roles for last year's blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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