Billie To Return To “American Horror Story,” Joins “Booksmart” Movie

Exciting news! Billie will return to American Horror Story for season eight! It has also been announced that Billie has joined the film Booksmart.

Billie Lourd To Return To ‘American Horror Story’ For Season 8, Joins ‘Booksmart’ Movie

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Billie Lourd is set to return to American Horror Story for the upcoming eighth installment of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series. Additionally, Lourd has been cast opposite Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in the Annapurna/Gloria Sanchez feature Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde in her feature directorial debut.

In Season 8 of AHS, Lourd joins fellow AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and new cast member Joan Collins, who will play Peters’ grandmother.

Following Season 7’s American Horror Story: Cult, which dealt with political themes, Season 8, set some 18 months in the future, will be “heightened,” Murphy revealed last month at a FYC event. “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum, and Coven. That’s the tone of it.”

It’s also rumored the new season will be called American Horror Story: Radioactive, but there’s been no confirmation of that or the storyline. Murphy has confirmed that Season 8 will begin shooting around June 16.

In Booksmart, from Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, on the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison produce for Annapurna; Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay for Gloria Sanchez.

The original script was written by by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, with Initial revisions by Susanna Fogel, and current revisions by Katie Silberman. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Lourd made her TV acting debut as Chanel #3 on Ryan Murphy’s Fox horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens and later joined the cast of AHS Season 7 as Winter Anderson/Linda Kasabian. On film, she most recently reprised her role as Lieutenant Connix from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the most recent film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lourd is repped by CAA.

ELLE.com Interviews Billie

Billie Lourd on (Almost) Meeting Beyoncé and Sage Life Advice From Carrie Fisher

ELLE – If there’s anyone who knows what it means to be surrounded by powerful women, it’s Billie Lourd. The daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, and the granddaughter of the late Debbie Reynolds, Lourd was raised by some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars. But she’s also carved her own space in the entertainment world, nabbing roles in Scream Queens and American Horror Story, and even scoring a part in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was also Fisher’s last movie before she passed away in December of 2016.

Lourd recently spent 30 hours in New York City as a judge at the Moët Moment Film Festival, which invited young filmmakers to create and submit 60-second films based on the theme “A Cause for Celebration.” Ahead of the festival, which took place Wednesday, Lourd got on the phone with ELLE.com to talk about her latest trip to Coachella, the advice she’s gotten from other actresses, and her go-to, full-proof breakup hack:
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Billie attends Hollywood Walk of Fame Event Honoring Mark Hamill

Billie attended the event honoring Mark Hamill with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California (March 8).

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” Premiere

Billie attended the premiere of FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California (January 8).

Moët & Chandon Celebrate Golden Globes Week Kickoff

The first Billie event of the year! Billie recently attended the Moët & Chandon celebrates the 3rd annual Moet Moment Film Festival and kicks off the Golden Globes week event at Poppy in Los Angeles, California (January 5).

Billie and Carrie Once Tried to Sneak Into a “Star Wars” Showing

Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher Once Tried to Sneak Into a ‘Star Wars’ Showing

Lourd reveals her late mother also tried to attend a Comic-Con screening of ‘Scream Queens’ in mismatched socks and unbrushed hair: “Even then, everyone was like, ‘There’s Carrie Fisher!'”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – “Hello from Copenhagen,” said Billie Lourd during a phone interview Dec. 28, a day after the one-year anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s death, which she honored by visiting the northern lights in Norway with her father, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, and stepfather, Bruce Bozzi. (“My momby had an otherworldly obsession with the northern lights, but I never got to see them with her,” Billie shared on Instagram.)

On the heels of her appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Billie volunteered a memory of how she and her mother tried to sneak incognito into a showing of 2015’s The Force Awakens. “No chance,” she said, laughing, adding that Fisher once tried to attend a Comic-Con screening of Scream Queens to see her daughter’s TV debut. “She showed up with mismatched socks and hadn’t brushed her hair, and even then, everyone was like, ‘There’s Carrie Fisher!'”

The 25-year-old actress — a judge alongside Last Jedi co-star Laura Dern at the third Moet Moment Film Festival, opening Jan. 5 in West Hollywood — also twice paid tribute to Fisher on the red carpet this year. For the Star Wars Celebration in April in Orlando, she donned a flowy white number, and she wore a disco ball-like column gown for the Last Jedi December premiere, both looks courtesy of designer Tom Ford and stylist Jamie Mizrahi. Said Lourd: “One was dedicated to the classic white dress she wore and the other a nod to the hologram” Princess Leia sent to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” World Premiere

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” World Premiere

Billie attended the world premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (December 9). Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters from December 14!

American Horror Story: 7×10 – “Charles (Manson) in Charge” Screen Captures

2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala

Billie attended the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Mark Bradford and George Lucas presented by Gucci in Los Angeles, California (November 4).

American Horror Story: 7×09 – “Drink the Kool-Aid” Screen Captures

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