Actress Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, reached out to all those who have lost their mothers this Sunday. “❤️ ❤️This one goes out to anyone having a less than perfect Mother’s Day today. We are not alone. Sending all my love and strength to anyone who needs it. “
The Instagram photo shows Lourd sitting on her mother’s lap, embracing her in a hug. The 25-year-old lost Carrie Fisher on December 27, 2016, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, just one day later.
Before her mother’s death, the two worked together on the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
As an actress, Lourd is known for her breakout roles as Chanel #3 in Fox’s Scream Queens, as well as Winter Anderson in FX’s American Horror Story: Cult. In August 2017, Lourd sat down with her good friend and co-star, Sarah Paulson, to discuss life after her mother and grandmother’s deaths.
The interview, which was conducted for Town and Country Magazine, features a candid Lourd opening up about her devastating year. Asked when she decided she wanted to be an actor, Lourd says, “My mom actually pointed me toward it. The first thing I did was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams called and said they couldn’t find anybody for this one part and would I come in and read for it. I didn’t get the part, but I got another extra part with three lines. The thing is, I was bizarrely comfortable on set. My mother would pull me aside and be like, “It’s weird that you’re so comfortable here. This is the most uncomfortable environment in the world. If you’re comfortable here, you should do this.”
Asked how her life has changed since her mother and grandmother passed, Billie explained that growing up, she always lived in their shadows. “… now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own. I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie.”