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Billie Lourd Opens Up About Mom Carrie Fisher & Grandmother Debbie Reynolds

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Hollywood is a host of many celebrity families. One of our favorites is definitely comprised of Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. If you didn’t already know, 84-year-old Debbie Reynolds is mom to “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher–and Carrie Fisher is mom to 23-year-old Billie Lourd. Clearly, the acting gene is strong with them.

Recently, Jewish actress Billie Lourd spoke to PEOPLE about what it’s like having a famous mom and grandmother, especially in light of a new documentary on the famous duo, “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.”

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Of course, Lourd only has kind words about her grandmother, stating:

“[It was] such an incredible thing to get footage of her…She’s had such an incredible career and she’s done so many shows that people don’t even know about. She performs in Reno, she performs all over the country. It’s an incredible thing for people to see what a full star she is. She really does it all.”

But she also commented on how she is behind the scenes, with all the glitz and glamour:

“[She is] an incredible grandmother. She is incredibly funny. I was downstairs with her just a week ago – she lives downstairs at my house, we’re all on this crazy actors compound that is insane. And I went down there and she was trying to convince me to start my own act, because she things that that’s the way that acting happens.”

Lourd recently worked with her own mother, 59-year-old Carrie Fisher, on the Star Wars franchise. She explained what it’s like working alongside her mom:

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“I’m back in [Star Wars: Episode VIII]. I shot for a month. I’ve already signed, so I can’t say much. But I’m going back in June and I’m shooting for another month.

[Working with her is] really trippy. We’re watching each other. And we’re still being mother-daughter, even though it’s like, actress-actress…She’s awesome. And it was even better in this one. She’s great and she looks great. She’s killing it.”

As of now, Lourd stars in the TV show “Scream Queens,” with season 2 premiering this fall on Fox, and Reynolds and Fisher’s documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” is scheduled to air on HBO in 2017.

Joanna Valente

Joanna Valente is the Editorial Assistant at Kveller. She is the author of Sirs & MadamsThe Gods Are Dead, Xenos, and Marys of the Sea, and received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. You can follow her @joannasaid on Twitter, @joannacvalente on Instagram, or email her at joanna@kveller.com.

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