Belfast Telegraph

Fisher's daughter for Star Wars

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd has apparently been cast in the new Star Wars movie.

Latino Review broke the news that 21-year-old Billie was to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, in an unknown role.

Now The Sun has reported that Billie - Carrie's only child from her relationship with casting agent Bryan Lourd - will play a young Princess Leia in flashback scenes in the film.

The newspaper claims Billie was chosen by director JJ Abrams because of her resemblance to her mother.

Carrie, 57, is reprising her role as Luke Skywalker's sister in the much-hyped movie, a continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set 30 years after Return Of The Jedi.

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) are all reprising their roles in the new film.

New cast members include Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o and young Brits Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie.


From Belfast Telegraph