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Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

Billie Lourd says she’s not Princess Leia’s daughter in new ‘Star Wars’ film

While she may be Carrie Fisher’s daughter in real life, actress Billie Lourd denies playing Princess Leia’s daughter in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“This is the first job I’ve ever had — right into the fire,” Lourd told Interview of the top-secret “Star Wars” project. While she declined to share details about her character, she was quick to shoot down rumors linking her to Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia, who will also return in the new film.

Star Wars The Force Awakens banner“I’m not Princess Leia’s daughter,” she said.

Lourd is also set to appear in Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens and the 22-year-old says she’s living her dream.

“It’s been a secret dream of mine,” Lourd said in her first-ever editorial feature, which appears in Interview magazine’s Youth Wave issue.

Her parents, Fisher and CAA co-chair Bryan Lourd, discouraged her from an on-camera career, she admitted. “My whole life, they said, ‘Do not act. You need to get a college degree,’” she said. “I went to performing arts camp, secretly taking classes — I got the lead in the musical, and my dad was like, ‘Wait, I thought you were going here for music and knitting.’”

Scream Queens premieres this fall on Fox. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Max von Sydow, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Andy Serkis.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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