Happy May the Fourth! The unofficial (yet widely recognized) Star Wars Day often includes social media content from the franchise’s stars. Though Carrie Fisher isn’t alive to post one, her daughter, Billie Lourd, shared some adorable photos of her baby to mark the occasion.
Carrie Fisher starred in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise
Fisher broke out for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the first Star Wars film. A young actor with famous parents, the movie set her apart and helped her establish a career in Hollywood. But it remained the role she would always be defined by throughout her lifetime.
“I liked being Princess Leia,” Forbes wrote in her memoir The Princess Diarist, in which she recounted her experiences portraying the character. “Or Princess Leia’s being me. Over time I thought that we’d melded into one. I don’t think you could think of Leia without my lurking in that thought somewhere.”
Her daughter, Billie Lourd, later joined her
Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on December 14, 2015, in Hollywood, California. | Todd Williamson/Getty Images
Fisher returned for the Star Wars sequels beginning with The Force Awakens. And with her came a new character — her own budding actor daughter, Billie Lourd. Though Lourd initially tried out for the role of Rey, she ultimately took the minor part of Lieutenant Connix, who paid tribute to her mom’s signature hairstyle.
“It was incredible,” Lourd said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show of getting to act with Fisher. “I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason. It was really incredible for us to get to have that experience together.”
Lourd welcomed a son, Kingston, named after her mom
‘American Horror Story’ star Billie Lourd introduces fans to son Kingston in surprise announcementhttps://t.co/KesPPWsTrm
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 25, 2020
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Fisher died in December 2016, at the age of 60. Lourd, just 24 at the time, had to deal with her own rising fame, and the legacies of both her mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, who died the next day, all while coping with her grief. Though she doesn’t do many interviews, the actor keeps fans updated on Instagram.
In September 2020, she announced some very big news. After keeping …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet