'Star Wars' actress Billie Lourd on Princess Leia rumors, her famous family and 'Scream Queens'

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Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Is NOT Young Leia in 'Star Wars'

Billie Lourd, offspring of actress Carrie Fisher and CAA co-chairman Bryan Lourd, is ready for her closeup.

The 22-year-old is joining the family business with an acting career of her own, starting with a slew of upcoming projects like J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and Fox's much-anticipated horror-comedy series "Scream Queens."

"It's been a secret dream of mine," Lourd said in her first-ever editorial feature, which appears in Interview magazine's Youth Wave issue featuring up-and-comers like Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Billie Lourd arrives at the US-Ireland Alliance Pre-Academy Awards Honors event at Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Billie Lourd attends the 2015 FOX programming presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Billie Lourd attends the US-Ireland Aliiance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Debbie Reynolds (L), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and her granddaughter Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actresses Carrie Fisher, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Debbie Reynolds (L), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actresses Carrie Fisher, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds, and Billie Lourd pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
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Her parents discouraged her from an on-camera career, she admitted. "My whole life, they said, 'Do not act. You need to get a college degree,'" she said. "I went to performing arts camp, secretly taking classes — I got the lead in the musical, and my dad was like, 'Wait, I thought you were going here for music and knitting.'"

Lourd earned a degree from NYU last year, but pursued her secret dream nonetheless — landing a part in the very franchise that made her mother a star decades ago.

"This is the first job I've ever had — right into the fire," Lourd told Interview of the top-secret "Star Wars" project. While she declined to share details about her character, she was quick to shoot down rumors linking her to Fisher's iconic Princess Leia, who will also return in the new film.

"I'm not Princess Leia's daughter," she said.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Actress Carrie Fisher introduces her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher waves after speaking in tribute at the TV Land cable channel taping of the AFI Life Achievement Award honoring actress Shirley MacLaine in Los Angeles June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Actress Carrie Fisher arrives with her dog on the red carpet for the screening of the film "The Handmaiden" (Agassi or Mademoiselle) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Carrie Fisher signs copies of her new book 'The Princess Diarist' at Waterstones, Piccadilly, on December 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Carrie Fisher signs copies of her new book 'The Princess Diarist' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on November 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Actress Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Bright Lights' screening at Alice Tully Hall on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/FilmMagic)
ROSEMONT, IL - AUGUST 21: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2016 - Day 4 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 21, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wizard World)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Carrie Fisher is seen at LAX on August 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and her dog Gary on stage during Future Directors Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Carrie Fisher and Billie Catherine Lourd attend the World Premiere of 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' at Odeon Leicester Square on June 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Zak Hussein - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Carrie Fisher, her dog Gary and Fisher Stevens attend 'The Handmaiden (Mademoiselle)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher arriving at the European premiere of 'Star Wars - The Force Awakens' in Leicester Square, London (Photo by Zak Hussein/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the after party following the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Tate Britain on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Carrie Fisher attends the Live Talks Los Angeles Ruby Wax In Conversation With Carrie Fisher event at the Aero Theatre on November 11, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Actresses Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Joely Fisher arrive at the premiere of HBO's documentary 'Wishful Drinking' at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actresses Carrie Fisher and Ruby Wax attend Live Talks Los Angeles presents Ruby Wax In Conversation with Carrie Fisher at the Aero Theatre on November 11, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/FilmMagic)
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CENTURY CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Meryl Streep, actress Debbie Reynolds, actress Shirley MacLaine and actress Carrie Fisher attend the 'Postcards from the Edge' Century City Premiere on September 10, 1990 at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actress Carrie Fisher (left) stands with her mother and co-star singer Debbie Reynolds, and her brother Todd Fisher at the premiere party for their new play 'Irene,' at Raffles, New York, March 13, 1973. The show ran at the Minskoff Theatre from March 13, 1973 to September 8, 1974. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Getty Images)
13th March 1973: American actor Debbie Reynolds sits and smiles with her children, actor Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, as they attend the opening night party for the Broadway musical revival 'Irene,' in which Reynolds starred, New York City. The music was composed by Hal Tierney, with lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher during Debbie Reynolds sighting at the Town Hall, New York City for the School Benefit at Town Hall - November 6, 1972 at Town Hall, New York City in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Carrie Fisher (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Carrie Fisher and Martin Short (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Singer Eddie Fisher and daughter, actress Carrie Fisher (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Carrie Fisher (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Carrie Fisher (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during Debbie Reynolds sighting at the Town Hall, New York City for the School Benefit at Town Hall - November 6, 1972 at Town Hall, New York City in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 9: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Donald O'Connor at the American Comedy Awards on February 9, 1997 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1957: Debbie Reynolds attends an event with daughter Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
circa 1957: Family studio portrait of married American singer/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds with their daughter Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher during Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher Wedding - August 16, 1983 at Paul Simon's Central Park West Apartment in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Peter Weller and Carrie Fisher during Giorgio Armani Fashion Show - September 19, 1980 at RCA Promenade in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during Opening of 'Irene' - March 13, 1973 at Minskoff Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attend the 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
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Lourd is currently in production on Ryan Murphy's "Scream Queens," about a pack hellish sorority girls who fall victim to a string of campus murders. She co-stars with Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Nick Jonas.

"It's scary," Lourd said of the series, "but there's a lot of comedic breaks."

"Scream Queens" premieres this fall on Fox. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," starring Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Andy Serkis, opens Christmas Day.

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