Billie Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, sat down with Entertainment Tonight to talk about her role on American Horror Story, and “how the part came around at the perfect time to help her heal from the loss of her mother and grandmother, the legendary actresses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.”
The deaths of Fisher and Reynolds were particularly sad as the two women died within a day of each other, causing Lourd to lose both her mother and grandmother in the same week.
Billie Lourd Says American Horror Story 'Saved My Life' After Death of Mom Carrie Fisher https://t.co/ntJhikL5il
— People (@people) November 17, 2018
She says playing the role of Winter has saved her life.
She told ET:
“When Ryan offered me Cult, it was just a few months after my mom passed, and it honestly helped me process all of my emotions through these characters. Being able to cry for Winter helped me cry for myself. And it’s been really healing and cathartic in an amazing way, and getting to be around all the incredible people on set, they’ve become like a family to me, and I cannot thank Ryan enough. Honestly, it kind of saved my life.”
Lourd certainly has the support of fans and co-stars.
You know damn well Carrie Fisher is smiling down on Billie Lourd for running over the Antichrist 3 times in an SUV. #AHSApocalypse
— sparking joy ✨ (@peterchristian_) November 15, 2018
The love Billie Lourd has for Leslie Grossman and vice versa is unparalleled pic.twitter.com/sdDACNNMLn
— Cheyenne (@lil_harmonizer) November 15, 2018
i could listen to billie lourd talk forever
— paige (@ayeeeitspaige) November 11, 2018
Ryan literally gave Billie Lourd the spotlight for the finale and I’m so proud! Been waiting for her to be center stage since Scream Queens! Also: Mallory deserves the whole damn world! What an ethereal goddess!! Oh my #AHSApocalpyse @praisethelourd ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3iiF6lbSRV
— caleb james (@caIebjames) November 14, 2018
I love me some Billie Lourd https://t.co/7RYChCZMdc
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) November 14, 2018
Lourde also discussed the new Star Wars.
"I've read the script and I've been on set. I was on set for, like, three weeks back in September, and it is going to be magical." [ET]
– Billie Lourd on Star Wars: Episode IX pic.twitter.com/YMf2wuuXD3
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) November 14, 2018
— NY Jᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ Sᴇᴇᴋᴇʀ (@NYJusticeSeeker) November 14, 2018
We wish Lourde all the best in her career and life.