Lourd has denied that she'll play Leia's daughter in the film, though she did admit to People that she grew up a Star Wars fan.
"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 confessed. "Let's just say the more trained Jedi usually won."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Lourd's first film role, though she co-stars in the TV show Scream Queens. In that Fox show, her character wears earmuffs as an homage to Leia's iconic hair.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in North America December 18.