Billie attended the 40 Years of Star Wars Panel during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (April 13). Billie attended the event and paid tribute to her mom Carrie Fisher. She wore a custom Tom Ford dress in honor of the iconic Princess Leia outfit.
The Force is stronger than ever in Carrie Fisher’s young Padawan.
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd made her first public appearance since the actress’ death, bringing her mother’s spirit to the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Thursday.
Lourd, 24, took the stage wearing a custom white Tom Ford dress in honor of her late mother’s iconic Princess Leia ensemble. Lourd and Ford collaborated on the dress, which was meant to evoke a modern-day version of her mother’s famous Star Wars look.
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” Lourd said onstage. “She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable.”
Exciting news for Billie fans! The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Billie will star in American Horror Story season 7.
She joins fellow new addition Billy Eichner in the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk FX anthology.
FX’s American Horror Story is recruiting another familiar face for season seven.
Scream Queens grad Billie Lourd has been tapped to star opposite franchise mainstay Sarah Paulson in the upcoming cycle of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Season seven, which will likely bow in its standard October period, will be an election-themed cycle though Trump and Clinton are not currently on the show’s ballot. The season begins the day after the election. Character and additional plot details are being kept under wraps.
Lourd joins fellow franchise newbie Billy Eichner, who will recur, in season seven. Returning castmembers include Evan Peters.
The actress, the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd, recently completed the second season of Murphy and Falchuk’s Fox anthology Scream Queens. The series is not expected to return for a third season as fellow stars, including Lea Michele, have already booked other projects in first position.
“All of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture — people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away,” Murphy previously told THR about his post-election work.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Billie is set to host a chat at the screening of Postcards From the Edge (1990) during the TCM Classic Film Festival. There will also be a screening for Singin’ in the Rain (1952). The festival starts from April 6th to the 9th.
Grant and Bogdanovich also will sit down for conversations inside Club TCM at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The late Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be celebrated with screenings of Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Postcards From the Edge (1990), with family members Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd hosting chats at both screenings.
TCM said that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has come aboard as an official festival partner and co-host of the opening night screening and party.
Passes for the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival are on sale now.
HBO have released a trailer for the documentary featuring Carrie and Debbie (Billie’s mother and grandmother). You can spot Billie around at 1 minute, with Debbie.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds premieres Saturday, January 7 at 8PM, only on HBO.
Billie’s mother, Carrie Fisher, has unfortunately passed away. Family spokesman Simon Halls has released a statement on behalf of Billie. We don’t usually post personal news, but we decided to post this one. Sending Billie and the whole family lots of love and prayers.
Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement.
“She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly,” says Lourd, 24. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She later died in the hospital.
The daughter of renowned entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Fisher was brought up in the sometimes tumultuous world of film, theater and television.