Billie Lourd on Living Without Her Mom and Grandma: “It’s Impossible to Deal With”

September 13, 2017

Billie Lourd made her first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, where she opened up about her late mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. While the American Horror Story actress has been trying her best to keep their memories alive since their sudden deaths last December, she admitted it’s still very surreal. “There’s no way to really explain it, and it’s so hard to talk about,” she told the host. “If I say that I’m doing good, I’m too happy. If I say that I’m not doing good, then I’m a mess. It’s really hard to know what to say about it because it is so surreal and impossible to deal with.”

Even though their deaths were very painful, she is grateful she got to share the screen with her mother in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “It was incredible,” she said of the experience. “I’m a big believer of things happening for a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason. It was really incredible for us to get to have that experience together.”

Billie Lourd on Healing After Her Mother’s Death: “Now I Get to Be Just Billie”

August 1, 2017

Billie Lourd is making a name for herself in Hollywood with her roles in Scream Queens and the upcoming season of American Horror Story, but she knows she has some big shoes to fill. Following the tragic losses of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, the actress is trying her best to carry on their legacies and ultimately make one of her own. In her first interview since their deaths, Billie opened up to Town & Country in its September issue about fame, mental illness, and how for the first time, she feels like she can finally be herself. See her best quotes ahead.

Get Ready to Scream, Queens –┬áBillie Lourd and Taylor Lautner Have Broken Up

July 6, 2017

Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner have broken up after eight months of dating, People confirms. “They aren’t together anymore but they are still friendly,” they report. “She’s really focused on her work right now.” The pair first met on the set of Scream Queens during season two and their relationship carried on well after Taylor’s character, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, was killed off the show. Aside from showing off their quirky and carefree romance on social media, Taylor appeared to be an incredible rock for Billie when her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother Debbie Reynolds passed away last year. Her uncle Todd Fisher added that Taylor stepped up and acted like a husband would after their tragic deaths. Just add this to the ever-growing list of celebrity couples who have split this year.

Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher on Her First Mother’s Day Without Her

May 15, 2017

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A ton of stars celebrated Mother’s Day with their loved ones on Sunday, but the holiday was bittersweet for Billie Lourd, as it marked her first Mother’s Day without Carrie Fisher. The 24-year-old actress paid tribute to her late mom on Instagram with an adorable throwback photo of the pair, simply captioning it with a heart emoji. Carrie, who famously played Princess Leia in Star Wars, passed away at the age of 60 in December, and Billie honored her at the Star Wars Celebration last month by wearing a white dress reminiscent of Princess Leia’s iconic costume.

The Force Is Strong With Billie Lourd as She Pays Tribute to Mother Carrie Fisher

April 14, 2017

Billie Lourd paid tribute to her late mother Carrie Fisher at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. Wearing a white dress reminiscent of Princess Leia’s iconic costume, the American Horror Story actress opened up about her mother’s legacy on stage. “My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” she said. “She went from being an unknown actress, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, to Princess Leia . . . She was imperfect in many ways, but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable, but not me and not you. That was why she loved you, because you accepted and embraced all of her.”

During her speech, the actress – who starred alongside her mom in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – also addressed the room full of fans, adding that her mother cherished them all. “She loved you. She loved these movies. And she loved this force called Leia. It’s not about what you were fighting – it’s how you fought it. How you resisted. In our world, Star Wars became a religion and a way of life. I wanted to be here with you because I know you feel the same way.” While Carrie’s iconic role inspired many Star Wars fans, it also inspired Billie. “She taught me by her own example, that the most evolved person is seemingly a contradiction – they are both the strongest and the most vulnerable person in the room. And that was her. That is Leia.”