It looks like the new Star Wars film may become a family affair. We know that Carrie Fisher will be reprising her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, but it turns out that she may not be the only one taking on the role as the Cinnabon-haired princess. According to a new report by Latino Review, Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, 21, will play Princess Leia in the new film. The site reports that Fisher's daughter will portray a younger version of her mother's famous character, due to their family resemblance. Though nothing is known about the role currently, it's possible that the role will entail a flashback to Leia's younger days. This will be Lourd's first film role, and, if a success, will place her in the ranks of the superstars to embody the characters in the galaxy far, far away.
According to Cinema Blend, the J.J. Abrams' directed Star Wars: Episode VII will take place 30 years after the events of the 1983 Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, which marked the end of the evil Galactic Empire and the redemption of Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a. Darth Vader. Though two more Star Wars films were made after Return of the Jedi, Return of the Jedi marked the end of the timeline, as creator George Lucas began a prequel trilogy with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999.
Now, we'll finally get to see how the original characters like Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Hans Solo, have been spending the past 30 years. Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are returning to the films, so could any of their children portray a past version of their characters? Here's who we'd cast.
Nathan Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Out of all three of the original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill's, children, Nathan Hamill bears the strongest resemblance to his dad in the Star Wars days. (Only with a far more modern haircut.)
Benjamin Ford as Hans Solo
Harrison Ford (a.k.a. Hans Solo) has five children, including four sons. Benjamin Ford, a chef, is more comfortable at the sauté station than wielding a light saber, but that smile is pure Solo.
Good luck on your new role, Billie. Make momma proud.