Fisher`s daughter as Princess Leia`s young version in `SW`

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 15:27 PM IST

London: Actress Carrie Fisher`s daughter Billie Lourd reportedly will portray the younger version of her mother`s character of princess Leia in `Star Wars Episode VII`.

Fisher`s daughter was picked due to her uncanny resemblance to her famous mother, reportedly. "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."

The film is slated to release on December 18, next year. The impressive star cast of the JJ Abrams-directed movie include names like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong`o, and Gwendoline Christie among others.