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Happy birthday Billie Lourd

Carrie Fisher’s daughter will be in the new “StarWars’ movie.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter will be in the new “StarWars’ movie. BW

J.J. Abrams has loaded up his “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with a lot of relatively unknown actors. One of those is Billie Lourd, who turns 23 today.

She doesn’t have a lot of acting credits but does have a connection to past “Star Wars” movies. Lourd is the daughter of Bryan Lourd and Carrie Fisher.

The Daily Mail reports that Lourd insists she won’t be playing the daughter of Princess Leia in the new “Star Wars’ movie. But, she will get to be in the same film as Princess Leia as Carrie Fisher has reprised her famous role for “The Force Awakens.”

The Los Angeles native will be better known by the time the film opens as she is in the cast of the new TV series, “Scream Queens.”

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