Carrie Fisher's Daughter Auditioned For Rey In Star Wars 7

Carrie Fisher's Daughter Auditioned For Rey In Star Wars 7

Carrie Fisher's Daughter Auditioned For Rey In Star Wars 7

Billie Lourd is opening up about the heartbreak of losing "goddesses" Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

She's glad that she got a chance to appear alongside her mom in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also a busy actress, Lourd has fulfilled her obligations to promote shows she stars in like American Horror Story: Cult, where she reteams with Ryan Murphy, who also created her series Scream Queens.

Fisher and Lourd's father, Bryan Lourd, were always reluctant about the idea of their daughter going into acting but it actually came about in the form of a role in #StarWars.

Lourd is now promoting American Horror Story: Cult, and she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss the show.

"He ended up finding Daisy Ridley".

"It's completely surreal. There's no way to really explain it, and it's so hard to talk about". But I went in and he ended up giving me this tiny role with a couple lines.

But even so, after entering the Star Wars set, she still received some well-intended pieces of advice from Carrie.

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"My mom said, 'You know this is really weird that you're comfortable here". I was super excited.

"I'm a big believer in things happening for a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason", she said.

Her mom was impressed with her level of comfort on set, and encouraged her to pursue acting in a real way. "If you're comfortable here, you should act'".

The fact that Lourd originally auditioned for Rey is definitely interesting.

Reynolds, famous for her roles in seminal Hollywood musicals like Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, established the dance studio in 1979 and it has served as a school and practice facility since then.

It's been nearly a year since the world lost Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, just one day apart from each other. If so, it will not only serve as a proper tribute to her mother, but a poignant way to bookend the saga that began with Fisher 40 years ago.

Billie Lourd can be seen in American Horror Story: Cult which now airs Wednesday nights on FX.

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