How Billie Lourd Honors Mom Carrie Fisher In 'Scream Queens; Talks Being Raised 'Without Gender' & Grandmother Debbie Reynolds
Billie Lourd has been honoring her iconic mother Carrie Fisher the TV series "Scream Queens," which airs via Fox. There's a special reason why her character, Chanel 3, always wore ear muffs in nearly every episode.
The actress said that she saw the ear muffs during the cast's fitting sessions and no one from the other actresses she worked with chose the pieces for their wardrobe. But she "gravitated" towards it and felt like she was destined to wear the accessories. It reminded her of the famous hairstyle her mom had on "Star Wars" as Princess Leia.
"They are a little bit of a Princess Leia homage," Billie Lourd said about the ear muffs, according to People. From then on, the pieces belonged to Chanel 3's wardrobe and became her tribute to her mother.
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The 24-year-old budding actress is very close to Carrie Fisher. Her proud mother would always share photos of the two of them or sing praises for her daughter's work on her Twitter.
Billie Lourd is Carrie Fisher's only daughter from her partnership with celebrity agent Bryan Lourd. They were together from 1991 to 1994. Though christened as Catherine, Billie eventually earned her nickname as a testament to her mother's nature.
"She raised me to not think of men and women as different," the young actress said in an interview with Teen Vogue. "She raised me without gender."
Billie Lourd is also close to her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mother. She told People in a separate interview that the old Hollywood royalty is a fan of her show. "She loves the costumes. [She's] obsessed with fur and ear muffs and all of that," Billie Lourd revealed.
The young star lives in the same compound as her mother and grandmother. The deaths of Carrie Fisher on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Debbie Reynolds the following day, might have shaken the world but it doesn't compare to the loss that Billie Lourd could be experiencing at this moment.
But her uncle, Todd Fisher, believes that Billie Lourd will be alright. "She's handling this with amazing strength," Fisher told New York Daily News.