Star Wars The Force Awakens: Billie Lourd dons Leia buns in first look at her character
Billie Lourd’s role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been kept tightly under wraps, and the only thing the real-life daughter of Carrie Fisher has revealed about her character is that she’s not playing Leia’s daughter. Now, PEOPLE has revealed the exclusive first look at Lourd in costume, and while her character may not share any DNA with Leia, the two certainly share a hairstyle.
Lourd, who’s best known for her turn as sorority girl Chanel No. 3 on Scream Queens, told PEOPLE that growing up under the same roof as Leia made her a Star Wars fan at an early age.
“I made [my mom] watch it at least once a week — and on special occasions I would make her get in a lightsaber fight with me,” Lourd told PEOPLE. “Let’s just say the more trained Jedi usually won.”
She also revealed that one of her favorite characters growing up was the one played by her mother. “When I saw the [original] movie for the first time, I noticed my mom was not only equally as confident and strong as the men, she was one of the most confident characters in the entire film,” Lourd said. “It made me realize women are just as powerful as men and that we can truly do anything they can — if not more!”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on Dec. 18.
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