Daisy Ridley Hanging With Carrie Fisher’s Dog and Daughter.


Looks like Daisy Ridley is spending some time together with Carrie Fisher, her daughter and her dog…



Of course many people were quick to assume this was some kind of hint. Later Ridley clarified:  


As you probably know Gary is Carrie Fisher’s dog, Abe Gurko is Fisher’s assistant and Billie Lourd is Fisher’s daughter. If nothing else this tweet suggests again that Lourd is indeed part of the Episode VII cast.


If you remember few months ago Gurko also hinted at Lourd’s involvement (even adding Maisie to the mix):



Later (3 months ago) Andi Peters revealed that according to him Lourd will play Carrie’s daughter and not Leia herself in a flashback scene as some other rumors suggested:



So what do you think? Is Daisy playing a Solo in Episode VII?

There is an interesting post on The Cantina implying that Daisy Ridley’s role in the movie changed through the different drafts of the movie. Check it out HERE.


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23 thoughts on “Daisy Ridley Hanging With Carrie Fisher’s Dog and Daughter.

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    “I said ‘family’ cause Gary is like a child and Carrie, Abe and Billie are wonderful, nothing more than that!”

    Cover-your-ass powers, activate! Just kidding. 🙂

    • September 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Thought the same lol

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Obviously Gary needs to be in the movie as well, so that we will have the entire “best family” covered: Mother, daughter and mutt.

    • September 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Put Gary in that sweet, sweet mo-cap technology! xD

      • September 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        He could play the frog-dog from Jabba’s palace.

        • September 19, 2014 at 3:04 am

          Andy Serkis could pet it in VII, calling it his precious.

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Sounds more like this happened in the past.

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Maybe it’s something like that PS3 game “The Last of Us” where Joel (Han) loses his daughter, Sarah (Billie) at or near the beginning of VII (or in a flashback scene). Then he meets up with Elle (Daisy) years later or shortly after his daughter’s death and bonds with her in a protective fatherly manner as they go on their journey together.

    Han may or may not sacrifice himself for her. Hmm. I dunno, but it sure is fun to speculate….

  • September 18, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Hanging out with Carrie Fisher?
    They must be smoking weed.

    • September 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Rather that than “powdering” their noses, which Carrie is not exactly a stranger to.

  • September 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    The two likely possibilities about Billie right now:

    1. Billie is playing Leia’s daughter. (If Daisy is playing Leia’s daughter, too, then the two are sisters, and Billie’s character is minor.)

    2. Billie has a cameo playing an unrelated, very minor character, who may not even have any on-screen lines.

    Either way, I doubt there is a flashback in this movie.

  • September 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    As for Daisy, she could be playing Leia’s daughter, but she is not Han’s daughter. (Thus, Han and Leia never got together to produce kids.)

    They may have changed things where Oscar Issacs is now Han’s son (but not Leia’s son), who inherited the Falcon.

    • September 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Boy that’s a weird theory.

      • September 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Tell me about it. Han and Lando = Oscar?

        • September 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm

          Leia came out on Corusant most watched show “Ellen Antilles show” and hooks up with Mon Mothma and they adopted kids. Han turns to the bottle and starts running Jabba’s old place with Lando. HANDO”S PLACE. He has a on again, off again thing going with Oola’s friend Sienn’rah. Chewbacca works the door for a while but then starts his own tour guide business of Tatooine.

    • September 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      I don’t understand what’s so “weird.” It sounds like the young characters’ parentage have gone through changes.

      It was rumored that in an early script draft the owner of the Falcon was Lando’s son. Well, maybe this character was changed to Han’s son due to the casting of Oscar Issacs (who would more plausibly look like Han’s son).

  • September 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    andi peters another jig

  • September 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

    If Billie was to play Leia’s kid, how would they enable it to be a minor role? The Skywalker lifeline is the focus of the movies (unless they change that formula), so wouldn’t it feel odd if they were like “And here’s Leia’s other daughter, who we will rarely mention”? I’m curious to see how they’ll pull that off, if so.

  • September 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    There is of course the possibility that the “other daughter” has no other function than to look nice and cute for a third of the movie, and then be killed off! This tragedy could set off the drama, even unsettle otherwise good characters so much that in their grief and anger they become vulnerable to the siren call of the Dark Side.

  • September 20, 2014 at 7:36 am

    In the Ardnt script, Han and Leia are ‘apart’. The girl offspring is raised by Leia, the male by Han. While not necessarily ‘sheltered’ , Leia felt that enough fighting had happened and wished to raise the child in civility. As you can imagine, Han felt otherwise and sought to raise the boy to live by his wits. Both are not told about their paternal history.

    It is conflict (and ‘death’, as I’m sure you’ve grasped at this point) that reunites everyone and spurs paths and destinies. I’m not sure how much has changed with the updated script, but I hear the scenario has been flipped (Han raising the girl and Leia the boy), with sounds characteristic of JJ. And probably helps story wise, considering the amount of flying she has to do…again going from tbe original script.


    Also, I’m surprised more people aren’t picking up on subtle, albeit unintentional, clues into character roles. Look at Oscaar Issac’s ice-bucket challenge video. He’s wearing a MASH shirt. Actors are known for immersion during filming. What are the two main themes in MASH? Flying and medicine. I’m betting he’s not a doctor.

    Domhnall Gleeson said worlds when he remarked “I’m afraid if I say anything about who I’m playing, I’ll give away the entire movie.

    Be well.

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