Daughter of the late actress Carrie Fisher and the 59 year old agent Bryan Lourd, Billie Lourd, admits she has struggled to understand how the world is obsessed with Princess Leia.
Recently, Billie opened up about having to deal with her mother’s fame and the shadow that unknowingly came with it. In an emotional interview with Time magazine, Billie discussed her childhood and having one of Star Wars and Lucasfilm’s most famous and important asset as a mother.
“I grew up with three parents: a mom, a dad and Princess Leia, I guess Princess Leia was kind of like my stepmom – technically family, but deep down I didn’t really like her … When Leia was around, there wasn’t as much room for my mom – for Carrie.”
Billiw, who got to star alongside her mother as Lieutenant Connix in the sequel trilogy, also stated that she didn’t want to watch her mother’s movies. “I just wanted my mom – the one who lived on Earth,” she wrote.
Billie had to live up until middle school, not understanding the hype of her mother’s famous character.
“I realized then that Leia is more than just a character. She’s a feeling. She is strength. She is grace. She is wit. She is femininity at its finest.She knows what she wants, and she gets it. She doesn’t need anyone to defend her, because she defends herself. And no one could have played her like my mother.”
She then added. “Princess Leia is Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher is Princess Leia. The two go hand in hand.”