Losing a parent is an unbearable experience, but it is even more difficult when your parent is a Star wars legend. Billie Lourd has opened up about her experience after the tragic death of her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, saying it was a “brutal” period for her.
In 2016, Fisher died of cardiac arrest. Just a day later, Reynolds also went over after a stroke. In the midst of the tragedy, Lourd was the one sharing updates on her family, and she admitted on New day podcast that it was not an easy task.
“It was brutal. It was really, really brutal, and I still hesitate and stutter because it’s really hard for me,” Lourd said. She then pointed out that the media did not make it easy for her.
“Everything I say turns into a headline that I did not mean,” Lourd said, citing an example.
“There’s this one where I said something, and it was like three months after she died. I did not know what fk I was talking about, or who fk I was, or what was going on. And I said something in style with, ‘Well, now that they’re gone, I just have to be Billie,’ she said.
Lourd explained that the interview in question was taken out of context and reiterated that she truly loves and misses Fisher and Reynolds.
“They are my favorite people in the world. I miss my mother every day and my grandmother, but really my mother the most … She was the greatest, funniest person ever. She was my best friend-ever.. There is no one who ever “will be as funny as she is. She was just – she’s amazing,” said Lourd.
There is no doubt that everyone feels the same way about Fisher. Unfortunately, our own sense of loss may not be as great as what Lourd had to go through in the past.
Lourd played Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in Star wars sequel. She also portrayed the younger version of Princess Leia in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.
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