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Young Princess Leia to be played by Carrie Fisher's daughter

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jun 30, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Carrie Fisher's daughter will join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII to play the younger version of Fisher's character, Princess Leia, in flashback scenes. Billie Lourd, 21, is the daughter of Fisher and entertainment agent Bryan Lourd. Fisher will be in the movie as well, once again playing Princess Leia. Director J.J. Abrams reportedly chose Lourde because of her similarity in looks to her mother.

The film is currently in production in England and is scheduled to be released in December 2015.