The Force is strong in Princess Leia’s family, including her real world counterpart. Both Carrie Fisher and her daught Billie Lourd will have roles in the upcoming “Star Wars 7” movie, “The Force Awakens.” But this isn’t a full Skywalker reunion just yet.
Interview Magazine sat down with the 22-year-old budding actress to speak with her about “The Force Awakens.” Billie Lourd revealed precious little about her first major blockbuster role in J.J. Abrams’ film, but she did clarify if she was going to be related to her mother's royal character, Princess Leia.
She told the magazine flat-out, “I’m not Princess Leia’s daughter.” Lourd did commend the learning experience from working on the top secret set. "This is the first job I've ever had—right into the fire," she said of her time on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But that’s not all the young actress is up to. Billie Lourd has an upcoming role in the Fox horror comedy “Scream Queens” and is hard at work at her R&B style music.
Although Cinemablend speculates as to whether or not Lourd will play Princess Leia in a flashback in "Star Wars 7," the young actress has also shot down these rumors. Since Billie Lourd’s character won’t be Princess Leia’s daughter, it could be safe to assume she won’t call Han Solo (Harrison Ford) dad either in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
While Han Solo and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) had prominent roles in the trailer, neither Skywalker siblings Luke or Leia have made an appearance yet in promotional material. Han Solo is rumored to make an appearance in the standalone film, “Star Wars: Rouge One.” Rumors have it that “Rogue One” will be a western-themed origin story of the fight between Han Solo and Boba Fett.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in theaters Dec. 18.