Billie Lourd, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, and Star Wars character Lt. Kaydel Connix in the last two sequel movies, tells ET Online that fans are in for a real treat with Episode IX. Lourd will reprise her role as Lt. Kaydel Connix in the upcoming “final installment of the Skywalker saga”.
Lourd, who was on set in September for a few weeks of shooting, describes the film as “magical”!
“I gotta watch myself because the Star Wars PD is going to come get me, but it is incredible,” Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Connix in the latest Star Wars trilogy, tells ET. “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,” she adds. “Star Wars is my heart. I love it.”
Are you ready for this Star Wars Episode IX? We are just a tad over a year away, and the momentum and anticipation for the film is just getting started.
About Star Wars: Episode IX:
The cast includes Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Release is scheduled for December 2019.