Is Billie Lourd Really Playing Young Leia in The Force Awakens? Fisher to Receive an Oscar Wilde Award, Hosted by J.J. Abrams!
It seems that the rumors about Billie Lourd taking up the role of young Princess Leia, are gaining more credibility. This would also support the rumor that flashbacks will appear in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in some capacity, be they visions, holographic messages, or dreams.
While the prospect of Lourd playing a young Princess Leia itself has been discussed for a while, many had believed that she may have been playing Leia’s daughter instead of Leia herself (HERE).
Now, two reliable sources report that she might indeed be playing Leia in articles discussing her role in the upcoming television series Scream Queens.
On the feature side, Lourd has been rumored to be playing a younger version of her mom’s character, Princess Leia, in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.
From E Online:
Lourd will make her big screen debut playing the younger version of
her momPrincess Leia in flashbacks in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
The implications this has on the film itself is interesting – while visions, holographic messages, and dreams have all played their parts in the narrative of the previous six Star Wars movies, none of the movies have used those plot devices to delve into the past of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. It will be interesting to see how Billie’s scene will play out in the film – and if any other members of the cast make surprise appearances as established characters from the era of the Original Trilogy.
Also keep in mind that Pablo Hidalgo, one of the leading minds at the Lucasfilm Story Group in sorting out canon from here on out, made a statement at SDCC 2014 in which he did not completely ruled out the possibility of flashbacks for Episode VII (HERE).
In related news, TheHollywoodReporter just announced that Carrie Fisher will be honoured at this years Oscar Wilde Awards. The event will be hosted by none other than J.J. Abrams himself.
Carrie Fisher has joined the list of honorees at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which will be hosted by her Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams on Feb. 19 in Santa Monica.
The nonprofit US-Ireland Alliance created the party — held each year the Thursday before the Academy Awards — to recognize the contributions of the Irish in film and television. Fisher, born in Beverly Hills to actress Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher, is the latest in the line of “honorary” Irish to take the podium.
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