In just nine short days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally hit theaters, and all of the secrets fans have been dying to know for three years will finally come to light. Over the past few years, a number of characters have been revealed, but there are still many more who have yet to be either seen or identified. Today, the veil of secrecy is lifted a bit more, with People revealing the first photos of Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd from this highly-anticipated Star Wars adventure.
Unfortunately, her character's identity has not been revealed yet, but as you can see in the photos below, she has taken on her mother's familiar Star Wars hairstyle that fans will recognize. While Billie Lourd's "cinnamon bun" hairstyle isn't quite as exaggerated as her mother's in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, it seems to be one of many nods to the beloved trilogy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like many of us, Billie Lourd revealed that she was obsessed with the trilogy while she was growing up.
"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. Let's just say the more trained Jedi usually won."
There have been rumors that Lourd is actually playing Leia's daughter in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that has not been confirmed. While we don't know her character's identity yet, the photos below certainly hint that she works for the Resistance in some capacity, as she's seen with the blue droid PZ-4CO, who was briefly seen in the third trailer. While we'll have to wait and see what role she'll play, the actress almost didn't follow in her mother's footsteps.
When she was 19, the same age Carrie Fisher was when she started filming Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Billie Lourd was studying religion and psychology at New York University. After graduating last year, she caught the acting bug, and can currently be seen in the hit Fox series Scream Queens. Here's what the actress had to say about how her mother's performance in A New Hope was inspiring to her.
"When I saw the [original] movie for the first time, I noticed my mom was not only equally as confident and strong as the men, she was one of the most confident characters in the entire film. It made me realize women are just as powerful as men and that we can truly do anything they can - if not more!"
Do you have any theories about who Billie Lourd could be playing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Or, with just nine days left, are you just ready to see this adventure unfold on the big screen without any more speculation? Let us know what you think, after taking a look at these new photos.