Who would be the perfect person to cast as a young Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII? Why not Carrie Fisher’s daughter. This has been a rumor swirling around for a bit, but it may actually happen. Check out the latest on it below and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
We had heard that Carrie Fisher’s daughter was to make an appearance in J.J. Abrams’ currently shooting Star Wars movie, but no info was provided on what role she’d play. Well, if the following report is accurate, Episode VII will feature flashbacks.
The Daily Mail reckon they’ve confirmed that Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd has been cast in Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, and add that she’ll actually play a younger version of her mother’s iconic character from the original trilogy, Princess Leia Organa/Skywalker. Apparently director J.J. Abrams chose Lourd for the role “because of their visual similarities”. We’ll have to take this as a rumor for now of course, but it does make a certain amount of sense. Lourd has no acting experience, so she’s likely been cast for a very specific reason..and I can’t think of a better one than playing young Leia in flashbacks. Do you buy it? Sound off below.