The Star Wars saga spends a great deal of time on family. There’s the families we’re born with, the families we choose, and now, J.J. Abrams and company have added a touch of real life family to the proceedings, casting Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd in Episode VII.
The Daily Mail reports that the 21-year-old Lourd, still a relatively unknown commodity, has joined the highly anticipated space opera, and that she will play a younger version of her mother’s iconic Princess Leia. According to the article, Lourd was chosen because of a striking physical similarity to her mother—imagine that, mother and daughter look a lot like each other. As this is unofficial, we can neither confirm nor deny the authenticity of this bit of news, but it’s a fun little piece of speculation.