Billie Lourd Speaks Out on the Passing of Her Mother and Grandmother

Billie Lourd Speaks Out on the Passing of Her Mother and Grandmother

"I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby."

"I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby."

Text: Ian David Monroe

In a tragic series of events, the world lost Carrie Fisher and, a day later, Debbie Reynolds. The two were a sharp-witted, outspoken, and talented mother-daughter duo that have left (and will continue to leave) a lasting mark on the world of film.

Fortunately, the pair also leave an equally talented scion, Billie Lourd, who recently starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, an appropriate film debut given her mother's prominence in the franchise as the iconic Princess Leia. Lourd also stars in the television horror-comedy Scream Queens.

Following an outpour of support, Lourd made a first personal statement on her loss, saying, "Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me."

In a recent feature for V, Lourd revealed that her mother and grandmother never pushed her into acting, but instead pushed her towards academics. The allure of her family's silver screen legacy though proved too tempting to avoid. “She has way more knowledge about Hollywood than anybody I know. There are pictures of everyone from Cary Grant to Charlie Chaplin—the ruby slippers are on her mantle—she had the Maltese Falcon! No matter how much she said to me, ‘Don’t do this,’ she showed me how much she loved it. Same with my mom. They really tried to shelter me from it. People would ask me to do little bit parts in movies, or Teen Vogue does these ‘celebrity kids’ things, and they always said no,” Lourd said in reflection.

Credits: Banner Image Photographed by Max Farago for V101.

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