Exciting news! Billie landed a guest role on the final season of Will & Grace. Billie will portray Fiona Adler, granddaughter of Bobbi Adler (Debbie Reynolds).
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Somewhere in heaven, Debbie Reynolds must be smiling down. Her granddaughter, actress Billie Lourd, will guest star on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace, playing Fiona Adler.
Fiona is Grace Adler’s (Debra Messing) niece, the daughter of Grace’s older sister (portrayed on the show by Mary McCormack), and granddaughter of Bobbi Adler, the role played by Reynolds on the original series.
In the episode, taping on Sept. 25, Fiona is reconnecting with her “cool aunt,” Grace (Messing).
“The episode is especially meaningful because of Billie’s relationship to the show,” Will & Grace co-creator/executive producer Max Mutchnick said. “We’re thrilled to have Billie. And best of all — she’s really good.”
Reynolds played Bobbie Adler in 12 episodes from 1999-2006, earning an Emmy nomination in 2000. The Will & Grace revival did a tribute episode following Reynolds’ Dec. 28, 2016 death, which featured Grace taking Will back to her family home for her late mother Bobbi’s birthday.
Lourd has returned to the American Horror Franchise. She is starring on AHS: 1984, which premiered last night on FX.
Billie talks about her movie Booksmart, hitting her primer while attending Bar Mitzvahs, and reveals what it was like growing up with Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd as parents.
Billie attended the Booksmart Los Angeles special screening held at Ace Hotel in California (May 13). Booksmart will be in theaters from May 24.
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2019 > May 13: “Booksmart” LA Special Screening – After Party