‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Will Be “Magical” Says Billie Lourd

While Star Wars: Episode IX is still a aways down the line, we do know from certain sources that it’ll be “magical”. That source, in this case, is none other than Lieutenant Connix actress Billie Lourd, who also happens to be the daughter of our dearly departed Princess General Leia, Carrie Fisher.

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Lourd, who you may have seen most recently as Mallory on American Horror Story: Apocalypse, recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the 9th Star Wars main-saga film, which she will be appearing in.

“I gotta watch myself because the Star Wars PD is going to come get me, but it is incredible. I’ve read the script and I’ve been on set. I was on set for, like, three weeks back in September, and it is going to be magical.

I can’t say much more, but I’m so excited about it and so grateful to be a part of it. Star Wars is my heart. I love it.”

It’s a lovely tease of what’s to come, and considering Episode IX will be the last chapter in the Skywalker saga, fitting.

Actresses Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd
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The JJ Abrams-directed film will also be the last time we see Fisher on film, as the powers that be at LucasFilm and Disney have decided to use existing footage of Fisher as Leia to complete her story:

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character.

With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Star Wars: Episode IX will hyperspace into theaters on December 19th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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