Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds dead
Billie Lourd with mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie ReynoldsEthan Miller/Getty

Debbie Reynolds, the Singin' in the Rain star, who died of an apparent stroke, wanted her granddaughter to become a neurosurgeon. Two weeks before the tragic events, during an interview with Build Series, Billie Lourd spoke about her grandmother and mother's dreams for her.

The sudden demise of mother-daughter duo Carrie Fisher and Reynolds has shocked Hollywood as celebrities are sending their love to Lourd who is mourning the death of her mother and grandmother.

The Scream Queen star, who feels it's "bizarre" to be known among fans for her acting career and not as the daughter of her famous mother and grandmother, had admitted in the interview that both Fisher and Reynolds never wanted to see her as an actress as they wanted her to opt a career in medicine.

"Your mum and grandmother must be so proud of you with all the success," asked the interviewer. "They are," the 24-year-old American actress answered.

"This is the last thing they would have wanted me to do. Kind of it's my form of rebellion. But now I am doing it and I am comfortable and happy. They are loving it. They would have much rather [loved to see] me as a neurosurgeon or something," she said.

She later quipped saying she tried but got B- in biology."I was disheartened and stopped trying to do that," she added explaining why she opted for an acting career and not as a medical professional.

Reynolds, who was 84 at the time of her death, was reportedly planning her daughter's funeral at her son's house when she suffered an apparent stroke and succumbed to it hours after being taken to a Los Angeles hospital.

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A day before her death, she had posted a statement about her daughter's death on Facebook which reads: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.

"I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.