Carrie Fisher's Daughter To Play Princess Leia?
JJ Abrams reported to have chosen 21-year-old actress to play part made famous by her mum...
Carrie Fisher's 21-year-old daughter has reportedly been cast as the young Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII.
Billie Lourd is claimed by The Sun newspaper to have been selected by director JJ Abrams because of her likeness to her famous mum. She will apparently play the princess in flashback scenes.
A source said: "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."
Shooting on the eagerly awaited sequel has been disrupted by Harrison Ford accidentally breaking his leg on the set in Pinewood.