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Today’s EPISODE VII rumor of the day comes from The Daily Mail, who is reporting that Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, was actually cast because she is going to be playing a young Princess Leia in flashbacks. If a young Leia is featured in the film, who could be better to play her than Fisher's actual daughter?
Now, this is coming from a UK tabloid so this isn’t confirmed and it isn’t known how big of a part Lourd is going to have or how much flashbacks are going to be featured in the film. My bet would probably be on it being a young Leia with a recorded message from R2-D2 rather than full flashback scenes. We know Abrams loves his callbacks, and so a recorded message from a young Leia seems like the more likely option.
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