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Billie Lourd Talks “Surreal” Life Without Mom Carrie Fisher and Grandmother Debbie Reynolds


So this is the first time, I’ve met
you when you were a little tiny baby.>>I’m not much bigger.>>[LAUGH]
>>I didn’t grow much.>>You were tiny tiny baby. Billy’s mom was Carrie Fisher.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>[APPLAUSE] And Carrie Fisher was one of our favorite guests here. She was here, I think this was her
last appearance before she passed.>>It was.
Yeah.>>And she was, I was like looking for things to do with her as a regular
guest cause she was so hilarious.>>She always takes over any talk show
in this really aggressive way, so.>>Yeah.
>>Kudos to you [LAUGH].>>Yeah, no she was great. She was hilarious. So and you were in star wars with her. How amazing is that that you got
to be in that movie with her.>>It was incredible. I’m a big believer in things happening for
a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for
a reason.>>Yeah.
>>[INAUDIBLE]. Really incredible for us to get
to have that experience together.>>Yeah I’m sure. And then, Debbie Reynolds,
your grandmother.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>I got a lot of goddesses.>>Yeah a lot.
[APPLAUSE] That must have been, I can’t imagine. That must’ve been tough cause you
lose your mom and then the next day, your grandmother.>>Yeah. It’s completely surreal. I mean,
there’s no way to really explain it. It’s so hard to talk about. And, it’s, I don’t know, it’s like, if I
say that I’m doing good, I’m too happy and if I say that I’m not doing good,
then I’m a mess. So, it’s like really hard to know what
to say about it because it is just so surreal.>>Yeah.
>>And impossible to deal with.>>Well, you had an amazing mom,
and an amazing grandmother, and your dad is, I love your dad. He’s a man.>>Yeah, you have a really-
>>If I do say so myself. Sorry.
[LAUGH]>>He is a man. So, now I guess you are acting,
but do you sing as well?>>I do, yeah.>>You do.
>>I’m acting, but I love music too. Some day I’ll hopefully
develop the cojones? Is that an appropriate
word to say on Ellen? I know I can’t use the other word. [CROWD LAUGHS] So, yeah, if I develop
the cojones to do music, I will someday. But for
now I’m really diggin’ this acting thing.>>Yeah.
How did you get into acting?>>Well they did not
want me to act at all. My dad and my mom because they
were both in the industry and saw that it’s not really the best
place to want your child to go into. So I basically,
JJ Abrams called me to come in for star wars because he couldn’t
find somebody for the lead. He ended up finding Daisy Ridley who’s
an incredible actress, so talented. But I went in and he ended up giving
me this tiny role with a couple lines. And I was super excited,
didn’t know what was gonna happen, and ended up going and fell in love with it. Was weirdly singing Jersey Boys on set,
and really comfortable. And I came home and my mom said, you know, this is really weird that
you’re comfortable here. This is one of the most uncomfortable
environments in the world. If you’re comfortable here,
you should do this. And I was like,
what are you talking about? You should act and then I ended
up going to dinner with Ryan and we started talking I told him I was acting
he was like I didn’t know you’re acting, you should come read for
me for a screen queens. And I came and read and was laughing out loud which I
never do cuz I’m a huge sinic. I’m kind of an [BLEEP] hole, sorry.>>[LAUGH]
>>I don’t know sorry, again inappropriate. And I was in New Orleans a week later. Number three.>>It was great.
>>[APPLAUSE]>>She as fantastic and [INAUDIBLE]>>[APPLAUSE]

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