Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Billie Lourd on the September 2017 Cover of Town & Country Magazine

Billie Lourd had a tough year with the passing of her mother Carrie Fisher & grandmother Debbie Reynolds within a day apart. However Billie is still standing and she is the September 2017 cover star of Town & Country magazine. On the cover which was shot by Victor Demarchelier, Billie is wearing a MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION FALL 2017 dress and HARRY WINSTON jewelry. Interviewed by Sarah Paulson, she talks the passing of her mother & Grandmother, growing up, becoming an actor and more. Continue below to read some excerpts form her interview. For more on Billie's feature, visit TownandCountrymag.com and pick up a copy on newsstand. 


On hiding her curiosity about being a actor:
I think in a normal family they would have looked at me and been like, 'Hey, this kid’s a performer.' But I was so scared. I was embarrassed, honestly. Because they were like, 'This is going to be a really shitty lifestyle, and everyone’s going to be scrutinizing you deeply and constantly.' My mom wrote five books and a one-woman show; they didn’t want more things for people to be able to Google about me.

On when she decided to become an actor:
My mom actually pointed me toward it. The first thing I did was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams called and said they couldn’t find anybody for this one part and would I come in and read for it. I didn’t get the part, but I got another extra part with three lines. The thing is, I was bizarrely comfortable on set. My mother would pull me aside and be like, “It’s weird that you’re so comfortable here. This is the most uncomfortable environment in the world. If you’re comfortable here, you should do this.

On not having siblings:
I always wanted siblings. I was bummed that I didn’t have any—even just to be a witness. Sometimes when crazy things were happening, I wanted to ask, “Is this just me?” My mom tried to adopt a kid. You know when you ask for a puppy? I asked for a sister. One year I was like, “Hey, Mom, I want a sister.” We tried to adopt—like, we did a whole thing, and, no, the home study was not strong. But now I have a little sister. My dad got married a year ago and I have a nine-year-old little sister who’s absolutely awesome. She’s kind of like my daughter, too.

On her mom Carrie Fisher being tough on her:
Oh, she would call me out. The last time I saw her in person, this episode of Scream Queens was on, and it was a big episode for me. I had tons of scenes, and I was so hard on myself about it—I hated how I looked, hated my performance. I was really frustrated. She told me, “Come over right now. I want to watch this with you.” And she made me sit down and watch it, and she forced me to see the good parts. She was incredible like that. But she was really hard on me, saying, “Shut up, you’re great in this. Have faith in yourself. Be more confident.


Credit: Town & Country

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