Billie Lourd opened up about losing "goddesses" Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Ruben Ruiz
September 13, 2017

She appeared alongside her mother in the sci-fi sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

"I got a lot of goddesses", Lourd said before opening up about the reality of living without the two stars. As it turns out, Abrams, who co-wrote and directed The Force Awakens (and has just been hired to direct and co-write Star Wars: Episode IX), had Lourd audition for the key role in the film that eventually went to Daisy Ridley.

Because of that, Billie Lourd jokingly congratulated Ellen for managing her so well considering Carrie Fisher would always take over talk shows in a sort of an "aggressive" way - according to the daughter! Star Wars 7 marked Billie's acting debut.

While she was not ultimately cast as Rey, she did land a smaller role - one that will be reprised in this year's The Last Jedi. The couple was together for approximately eight months, and Lautner was with Lourd during the most hard time in her life. Lourd is now starring on the latest installment of his horror anthology series ' American Horror Story: Cult'.

The fact that Lourd originally auditioned for Rey is definitely interesting. Who's an incredible actress, so talented. But I went in and he ended up giving me this tiny role with a couple lines.

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While Lourd is successfully managing to carry on the acting tradition in her family, it no doubt has to be a bittersweet endeavor.

Because of that, Fisher realized that Billie should be an actress after all and told her to pursue it if she so desired. I came home and my mom said, 'This is really weird that you're comfortable here; this is one of the most uncomfortable environments in the world. "If you're comfortable here, you should do this, '" she recalled. She says this about playing Lieutenant Connix.

The actress explained that she feels like it was an incredible experience to act with her mom and believes it happened for a reason. And I think I ended up in that movie for a reason.

It's been nearly a year since the world lost Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, just one day apart from each other. Until then, you can catch her in a clip from her Ellen interview in the Twitter embed below.

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