Most actors have hilariously lame stories about the first gig they booked, like Jennifer Lawrence’s first speaking role, as a school mascot in “Monk.”
But most young actresses aren’t Billie Lourd. You may not know her name off the bat, but you surely know her mom: Carrie Fisher, a.k.a. the original Princess Leia from “Star Wars,” in all her beautifully braided bun glory.
Lourd — the 22-year-old daughter of Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd — is set to make her big screen debut in one of the most highly anticipated films of the year: J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
“This is the first job I’ve ever had — right into the fire,” she said in a new feature with Interview Magazine.
Most details about the reboot are being kept under lock and key, but Lourd did clear up a major casting rumor.
“I’m not Princess Leia’s daughter,” she revealed, squashing suspicion that her role might be as the spawn of Leia and Han Solo.
There’s no evidence that Leia and Han will even have a daughter in the reboot, but since “The Force Awakens” takes place three decades after “Return of the Jedi,” there will definitely be a new generation of characters introduced. And who better to defend the galaxy than a Leia lookalike with badass blood in her veins?!
In any case, it’s safe to say we’ll be keeping Lourd on our radar. After earning her diploma from NYU last year — something her parents demanded she obtain before jumping into acting full-time — she’s already booked another high-profile gig. She’ll be making her television debut in the first season of “Scream Queens” this fall, alongside Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande.
And hopefully sometime in her insanely busy schedule, she’ll find time to recreate this intimate moment with Chewbacca because we need that in our lives, and she probably does, too.