Carrie Fisher’s Daughter — Billie Lourd — Reveals Role and Photos from The Force Awakens


Carrie Fisher’s daughter — Billie Lourd — will be joining her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens…just not as her daughter in the film. Lourd talks about her role and other tidbits with People Magazine.

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In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Scream Queens star Billie Lourd — Carrie Fisher’s daughter — talks about her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and what it was like growing up with Princess Leia for a mom. People points out that while Lourd may not be playing Leia’s daughter in The Force Awakens, she definitely rocks the familiar Leia hairdo.

Lourd — who is 23 — tells People that she had an obsession with the original movie when she was growing up:

"“I made [my mom] watch it at least once a week – and on special occasions I would make her get in a lightsaber fight with me. Let’s just say the more trained Jedi usually won.”"

I’ll just assume that means Carrie is the more trained Jedi in that scenario. Lourd goes on to talk about her mother’s role in the Original Trilogy.

"“When I saw the [original] movie for the first time, I noticed my mom was not only equally as confident and strong as the men, she was one of the most confident characters in the entire film. It made me realize women are just as powerful as men and that we can truly do anything they can – if not more!”"

She’s absolutely right, and the issue of leading female roles in Hollywood has been something of a hot-topic, as of late. It just so happens that Lourd will be sharing the screen with other strong female leads in The Force Awakens. Of course, Carrie Fisher would be the lead here, but then there’s Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Daisy Ridley as Rey.

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Although not much is known about Billie Lourd’s role in The Force Awakens, it will be neat to see her acting alongside her mother in the film. You can read the entire interview from People Magazine by clicking the link provided, and you can see the mother/daughter tandem in action, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters worldwide on December 17 and 18…in just eight days.