Billie Lourd opened up about what it was like to grow up with her legendary mother, Carrie Fisher. The 25-year-old actress also shared the lessons she has learned from the Star Wars icon but also from her talented grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.
According to Lourd, her childhood had balance because her dad Bryan Lourd had more structure as opposed to her eccentric mom.
She even admitted that despite loving her mother so much, she had a problem with the fact that Fisher, who wrote five books and a one-woman show, was too open about their lives.
But her mom did listen to her request for privacy in the end.
‘It is good to be authentic, to help other people, but if it is not helping other people, then do not do it,’ the daughter said.
Although there were a few instances when she wished Fisher kept things to herself, Lourd admits that was her beauty.
As for her childhood, Lourd claimed it was at least unconventional.
The young actress revealed that Fisher once tried to adopt a sibling for Lourd but had issues with the screening process.
Lourd is also always blunt about growing up with her mother who was just as open about her struggle with mental illnesses and drug addiction.
Her mother suffered from mental diseases and various forms of addiction her whole life, and she was bravely open about it.
Lourd has no regrets about saying it as she feels like that statement helped many people who had experiences like hers.
Both Fisher and Reynolds passed away last December, and the surviving daughter and granddaughter says that keeping her sense of humor got her through the grief.
Lourd revealed that currently lives in Fisher’s home and plans to have a couple of friends move in with her as well.
That way she will be less lonely through this dark time.
Though she is trying her best to uphold their legacies, Billie she also acknowledged that she now gets to be her own person.
Last month, Lourd split from Taylor Lautner after seven months of dating.
We are looking forward to seeing the actress in American Horror Story: Cult this fall.