Carrie Fisher's daughter cast as young Pricess Leia

CARRIE Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd has been cast in Disney's eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

The 57-year-old actress reprises her role as Princess Leia in the upcoming latest instalment of the sci-fi series, which is currently being filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, southeast England.

And although her daughter Billie Lourd, 21, is a relative unknown, director JJ Abrams is said to have chosen her to play a young version of her mother's character because of their visual similarities.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "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.

Read more at the NZ Herald



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