Billie Lourd comes from a long line of Hollywood nobility. Debbie Reynolds was her grandmother, and Carrie Fisher was her mother. Growing up as Carrie Fisher's daughter had to be a genuinely unique experience, and Lourd, who is now having a child of her own, confesses that she learnt a lot growing up as Carrie Fisher's daughter, albeit not all of it was positive.
Carrie Fisher was a fairly open and honest person about her life, including writing books about her drug and alcohol addiction. That isn't to say that growing up as Carrie Fisher's daughter was a negative experience. Billie Lourd told the New Day Podcast that her mother taught her to look at life with a sense of humor above everything else. Lourd clarifies, “The most amazing thing my mom did was provide me with the greatest sense of humor. Not to toot my own horn that I have the greatest sense of humor, but she had the greatest sense of humor. We laughed every single day. She made my life so much fun. And she was so spontaneous. She used to say, ‘If life isn’t funny then it’s just true and that’s unacceptable.’ That’s something I try to live by. My therapist says it’s not really great, it’s like an alcoholic’s excuse for doing bad things, but it does apply in a positive way in a lot of realms of life. It also can be used as an excuse.”
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