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According to Daily Mail actress Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd has in fact been cast in Star Wars:Episode VII as a ‘young Leia’.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd has been cast in Disney’s eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
The 57-year-old actress reprises her role as Princess Leia in the upcoming latest instalment of the sci-fi series, which is currently being filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, southeast England.
And although her daughter Billie Lourd, 21, is a relative unknown, director J.J. Abrams is said to have chosen her to play a young version of her mother’s character because of their visual similarities.
They go on to say that Lourd, 21, joined her mother in the UK earlier this month and will reportedly sport her mothers infamous hairdo she wore in the original film and likes that it is staying in the family.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Billie flew into the UK to join her mother earlier this month.
‘She will even have her hair tied up in Princess Leia-style buns. She’s an aspiring actress and singer so she grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
‘Carrie backed the move as she wanted somebody in her family to play her most famous role.’
Good Morning Britain also joined in on the news by tweeting out her involvement but stopping short of a confirmation.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 30, 2014
More and more news has been popping up about young Lourd’s involvement with the film, but no word yet from any official source such as LFL, or Disney. The interesting thing is that if she does in fact feature in the film, and does play a young Leia, are we going to get our first flashback sequences in the filmed saga?