30 June 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Right before the weekend, it was reported that Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd will be making her feature film debut in Star Wars: Episode VII. At the time, no information about her character was revealed, with some sources speculating that it might just be a cameo. Now a new rumor claims she is actually playing a young Princess Leia.

If we're to believe this new report from the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Star Wars: Episode VII will feature a number of flashbacks. J.J. Abrams is said to have cast Billie Lourd because of the visual similarities to her mother. This has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm nor Disney.

The 57-year-old Carrie Fisher began shooting her returning role as Princess Leia in early May, with production continuing on at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, southeast England. She was 20 when she first took on the iconic role in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, »


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