Carrie Fisher won a Grammy posthumously, and Billie Lourd’s response will warm your heart
Even in death, Carrie Fisher continues to impress us. She gave an amazing (and tear-worthy) performance in the latest Star Wars movie, the Last Jedi, and since accolades for the late actress will continue to pour in forever, she’s just snagged a major award. The General/activist/badass lady was nominated for a 2018 Grammy posthumously for Best Spoke Word album for her latest (and sadly, last) novel, The Princess Diarist. And guess what? Carrie Fisher won.
Obviously, we’re celebrating, but the award is bittersweet since we can’t celebrate with Fisher herself. If you’re a mixture of elated-and-bummed about this honor, same. Same goes for Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. But let’s take a second to remember that Fisher wouldn’t want us to be sad about her winning award 13 months after her passing — she’d want us to be happy and celebrate in the most Fisher way possible, and that’s exactly what Lourd did.
Posting to Instagram, the second generation Star Wars actress captioned a picture with her mom’s trademark emoji text, which is yes, super hard to read. But if you know the Fisher-Lourd family, you know what she’s trying to say: Momby won a fucking grammy!
Lourd then shared two pictures, one of her and her Momby, writing, “I wish she was here to carry me down the red carpet in some bizarre floral ensemble,” which is exactly what it appears happened at the Tarzan premiere in 1999. Since that, tragically, can’t happen, Lourd is celebrating just as her mom would have anyway: “in bed in front of the TV over cold Coca Colas and warm e cigs.”
Whoever’s cutting onions in here needs to stop, because suddenly everything is very misty.
We’re thrilled with all the love and admiration our
Princess General continues to receive, and may it never stop. Wherever Carrie is, hopefully she’s also celebrating with a cold Coca Cola.