Billie Lourd says life without mom Carrie Fisher is 'surreal'

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd auditioned for the role of Rey in The Force Awakens

Still grieving the loss of her mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, Lourd then touched on what it was like to share a Star Wars experience with the late Carrie Fisher.

Episode 8, The Last Jedi, was still in production when she passed away but she will still appear in scenes filmed prior to her death, with John Boyega admitting that the movie does well in paying homage to the star.

Lourd revealed that she still has a lot of good in her life and that is helping her cope with the loss.

Billie Lourd speaks with Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

Lourd's introduction to acting, though, came in 2015's The Force Awakens, in which she played the bit role of Lieutenant Connix opposite her mom's General Leia.

Star Wars fans might already be attached to Daisy Ridley's Rey, however if things had turned out differently, the Star Wars sequel trilogy might have had Carrie Fisher's daughter as the franchise's new hero.

The 25-year-old actress opened up about losing the two most important women in her life on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show today. He ended up finding Daisy Ridley, who's an incredible actress, so talented.

Lourd said she knew she found her calling because of the comfort level she immediately felt on the set of The Force Awakens. "It was really incredible for us to get to have that experience together". I was super excited. I don't know, if I say that I'm doing good, I am too happy. I was weirdly singing Jersey Boys on set; really comfortable. I came home and my mom said, 'This is really weird that you're comfortable here; this is one of the most uncomfortable environments in the world. "Like, if you're comfortable here, you should do this".

Billie Lourd will return on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi this Christmas. Not to draw comparisons between mother and daughter - which Fisher herself hated as the daughter of classic Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds - but it could be exciting to see where Lourd goes next.



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