Billie Lourd is finally moving on after the death of her mother and Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher, and grandmother Debbie Reynolds. During a candid interview with her American Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson, the actress opened up about continuing her mother's legacy and living life on her own terms.
Lourd, who has been roped in for AHS' sixth season Cult, will feature in Town & Country's September issue. The actress promises to continue her family legacy in Hollywood and wants to evolve in her own way and not under the shadow of her late mother's powerful personality. "It's a lot of pressure because she had such an incredible legacy, and now I have to uphold that and make it evolve in my own way," the former Scream Queen actress said in the interview for the magazine.
"If life's not funny, then it's just true — and that would be unacceptable. Even when [Fisher] died, that was what got me through that whole thing. When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture [Fisher] saying, 'Well, she's upstaging me once again, of course — she had to," she added.
However, the 25-year-old actress agreed that there has been plenty of pressure on her to match her mother's unforgettable image in Hollywood. Fisher played the character of Princess Leia in Star Wars franchise.
Lourd admits that her mother struggled after portraying the iconic character in the space action odyssey. "I don't know if I would play a woman in space in a bikini. You also have to be careful about getting over sexualized, and that was hard for her," she told Poulson.
Months after the death of both her famous mother and grandmother, Billie is moving on in life and trying to live on her own terms. "Now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own. I love being my mother's daughter, and it's something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie," she said.