Carrie Fisher‘s daughter, Billie Lourd is set to co-star with her famous mother in the eagerly awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but up until now very little had been known about her actual role or how big it would be. Now we’re getting our first glimpse at Lourd’s character and getting the actress’ thoughts on landing a role in the franchise that made her mother a star.

First Photos Of Billiie Lourd In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Revealed

It had been speculated that Lourd might play Fisher’s on-screen daughter or a younger version of her but the actress confirmed this was not the case. Lourd’s character does, however, appear to have taken some styling tips from the iconic Princess Leia, check out the signature space buns below.

Lourd spilled no details on her Star Wars character but shared a cute anecdote about her childhood obsession with the original films.

“I made [my mom] watch it at least once a week – and on special occasions I would make her get in a lightsaber fight with me,” Lourd, 23, says. “Let’s just say the more trained Jedi usually won,” she told People.

Lourd’s father is CAA superagent Bryan Lourd. She graduated with a degree in religion and psychology at New York University in 2014. She is most well known for her part as Sadie Swenson in hit TV show Scream Queens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due out Dec. 18.

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