Billie Lourd's last interview about her grandmother Debbie Reynolds before her death will make your heart burst
Break out those tissues — Billie Lourd’s last interview about Debbie Reynolds before her death will make your heart burst. The Scream Queens actress has lost more than one important person in her life this week and we can barely handle it.
On Tuesday, Lourd lost her mother, Carrie Fisher after she had a heart attack, and on Wednesday her grandmother, Reynolds passed away. It has been a terrible time for the 24-year-old star and her family and fans have been mourning the loss of two legends in two days as well.
In a bittersweet moment, we’ve found Lourd’s last interview before the Singin’ in the Rain star’s death in which she gushes about her grandmother and it’s almost too much to take. On December 12th, the young actress appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and talk all about her loving grandmother and it’s both helping and hurting our hearts.
Lourd, who is the daughter of Star Wars icon, Fisher, and agent Bryan Lourd revealed that her grandmother was actually pretty unsure about her stepping into the acting line of work.
“When I first started acting, everyone in my family did not want me to act,” the Los Angeles native explained to Seth Meyers. She did in fact become an actress making her debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and quickly followed in her mother’s footsteps, which was all thanks to her grandma. “It was like, ‘I am really rebelling by doing this,'” she said.
Lourd then explained why Reynolds didn’t necessarily want her life to be like hers and the story is so sweet.
“She called me down to her house and had this binder of these diaries that she had written when she first started doing Singin’ in the Rain. She sat me down on her couch and said, ‘OK, I need you to read these, dear’ — in her ’50s actress voice,” Lourd said, while doing a spot-on impression of the actress.
“I started reading them to myself, and she said, ‘No, dear. Please read them out loud.’ I started reading them and they’re all in second person,” she continued. “They are somewhere along the lines of, ‘You’re sitting in the makeup chair. It’s 5 in the morning. They’ve pulled out all your eyebrows and you have no eyelashes left. Your hair is a shell of itself, and all you wanted to be is a gym teacher.'”
“So, I read this out loud and kind of looked at her like, ‘OK…?’ And she looked at me so earnestly, with her hands crossed in her lap, and was like, ‘Are you sure you still want to be an actress, dear?'” Lourd recalled.
After having this heart-to-heart with the Halloweentown star, Lourd landed her role on Fox’s Scream Queens as Chanel #3 and her grandmother was her biggest fan.
“She is a huge fan. She’s a fan of anything that involves a lot of fur,” the young actress admitted. “She misses that in film and TV, so the fact that we’re all clad in fur earmuffs and fur jackets, it’s her dream show.” Well, there goes our mascara!
Although both Reynolds and Fisher will be missed by fans around the world, our hearts continue to feel for Lourd, who lost two amazing women in her life. At least she has wonderful memories like these to hold onto.