Here’s another internet Force Awakens rumor that we can put to rest. When the casting of Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, was announced things tailspinned quickly that she would be playing a younger Princess Leia in flashback sequences.
Well, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 22-year-old actress shot that down rather quickly, telling ET, “That’s a lie. That’s a rumor… wish I played a young princess.”
So while that’s a rumor we can toss into the trash pile, Lourd did let this slip, “I can’t talk to you about the character, or the lack of character…I didn’t even say that. That was too much.”
What that could mean could be anyone’s guess. Perhaps she’ll be lending her voice to a CGI character or one that will be played by an actor in a suit a la James Earl Jones? At this point it could be anyone’s guess. With the film’s release right around the corner as compared to the day Episode VII was first announced, we will have our answers soon enough.