Billie Lourd Opens Up About Life After Losing Her Mother, Carrie Fischer

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Carrie Fisher and daughter/actress Billie Lourd arrive for the Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Billie Lourd is best known for her role as Carrie Fischer’s daughter. Yet, after losing both Fischer and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, within days of each other this past December, Lourd is moving on and making her own name in Hollywood.

The Scream Queen’s star opened up to friend and co-star, Sarah Paulson, in her cover story for the September issue of Town&Country Magazine. They talk about Lourd’s unconventional childhood, her new gray hair, and how much they both hate expensive, Silver Lakes coffee. Lourd also revealed what her life is like after her huge loss and how she wants to carry on Fischer’s legacy.

“I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I will always be, but now I get to be just Billie,” Lourd tells Paulson. “She had such an incredible legacy, and now I have to uphold that and make it evolve in my own way.”

Lourd is keeping to her word, and opened up about Fischer’s struggle with mental illness and addiction.

“She talked about being mentally ill and having issues with drugs, and a lot of people don’t talk about what it was like growing up with that,” Lourd said in her interview.

Lourd will reprise her role as Lieutenant Connix on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and is set to appear in the Billionaire Boys Club. She is also starring in season 7 of American Horror Story alongside Paulson and Evan Peters.

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