How Billie Lourd's Relationship With Her Mom Carrie Fisher Made Her Grow Up Fast

There's no doubt that Billie Lourd is famous in her own right thanks to roles on "Scream Queens" and "American Horror Story," not to mention "Booksmart" and, of course, her part in multiple "Star Wars" movies. The latter gig might remind you that she's also famous for coming from one of the most notable Hollywood families in showbusiness. While her grandmother was the late and legendary Debbie Reynolds, her mother was the equally epic Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016 when she was just 60 years old.

Sadly, both Fisher and Reynolds died before they were able to meet Lourd's son, Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, who was born on September 22, 2020. Despite the fact that they're not around, Lourd is still doing her best to honor the women who meant so much to her. That includes making sure that her mother is a part of her son's life.

At the same time, there's something that Lourd won't be passing on to her son. Frankly, there's one aspect of her relationship with her mother that Lourd is leaving behind, because it forced her to grow up so fast — and she doesn't want the same for her own child.

Being Carrie Fisher's daughter wasn't easy for Billie Lourd

There was certainly a lot of love between Billie Lourd and her mother, Carrier Fisher, but the younger star has also revealed that her role wasn't just one of a daughter. Opening up during a chat on the "New Day" podcast (via People), Lourd explained, "My main job when [Fisher] was alive was taking care of her and making sure she was okay."

"I was her main support, and I was 7, for a lot of the time, and that was really hard and that's why I grew up really fast because I was her best friend. I was her mother, I was her kid, I was her everything," Lourd continued. During her lifetime, Fisher was open about issues she faced — which, in turn, surely affected her relationship with her daughter — including the fact that she dealt with bipolar disorder as well as both alcoholism and drug addiction, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Lourd went a little deeper and spoke about how her experiences with her mother are affecting her own parenting. "One of the things that I will not do to my son is put this pressure on him that I had on me," she explained. She admitted, "There's a lot of things that my mom taught me to do and then there's a lot that is, honestly it might be more valuable, of what not to do."

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