During an interview with ET, Billie Lourd opened up about her experience being part of the American Horror Story family for two seasons already! Here’s what she had to say!
‘It is heavy. We spend like, fourteen hours every day crying, and sometimes I go home, and I’ll cry in my car for absolutely no reason because it’s like peeing. Once you break that seal, you cannot stop,’ she told the outlet while laughing.
Tonight, Apocalypse is airing its finale and the actress can finally relax after having wrapped up filming for the season.
She revealed that she usually decompresses by playing some Dr. Dre and rapping her ‘heart out.’
But now, a vacation to the Bahamas seems like a better idea.
About her character on AHS: Apocalypse, Billie shared that ‘It’s exhausting sometimes because she feels everyone’s feelings like they are her own. Mallory’s very different from any character I have ever played, because [Scream Queens’] Chanel No. 3 was deadpan, super intense, kind of a b*tch, and [AHS: Cult’s] Winter, sort of the same thing, really hardcore.’
But of course, while the season is still very intense, it also has a lot of real life, social meaning.
‘It means so much more because of the #MeToo movement, even more powerful than it would’ve been. Getting to watch all of us [the coven of witches] be more powerful than the Antichrist, it was really inspirational, I think, and such a great message for the young girls and women out there.’
She went on to say that ‘Getting to play Mallory’s made me find this sense of kindness and of empathy in myself that I know was there, but I do not really get to access every day. It has been really, really rewarding to play this sweet, lovely person who’s just so empathetic and connected to the other characters. It is refreshing for me.’
Lourd also shared that her co-stars on the show are now some of her best friends!
‘I feel really lucky, I pinch myself every day. It is so fun.’
But according to her, Ryan Murphy is the one she is the most grateful towards!
‘When Ryan offered me [the part in] Cult, it was just months after my mom [Carrie Fisher] passed, and it honestly helped me process all of my emotions through these characters. Being able to cry for Winter also helped me cry for myself. And it has been healing and cathartic in an amazing way and getting to be around all of the incredible people on set, they have become like a family to me, and I can’t thank Ryan enough. Honestly, it kind of saved my life.’