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Billie Lourd Says Mother Carrie Fisher Raised Her 'Without Gender'

Billie Lourd Says Mother Carrie Fisher Raised Her 'Without Gender'

Carrie Fisher was undoubtedly an amazing mother to her daughter Billie Lourd.

The 24-year-old Scream Queen actress opened up about her late mother’s parenting style in an interview with Teen Vogue that has resurfaced in light of recent tragic events.

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“Your mother, Carrie Fisher, is known for portraying the iconic Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, and she is also a huge feminist,” the interviewer Ryan Murphy began. “What advice did she give you when you were starting acting?”

“She told me to be true, and kind, and confident in yourself,” Billie answered. “She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie. It’s not about being a strong woman – it’s about being a strong person. She once told me, ‘I never sat you down with a credo. It was more about leading by example.’”

Bright Lights, a documentary about the relationship between Carrie and her own mother, Debbie Reynolds, will air on HBO next week.

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  • sunriser22

    I got no problem with that. Where’s the story?

  • parisjok dean

    please, her mom did not do that much raising of her while busy drinking, being high, suffering from mental illness and in and out of hospitals trying to get mentally healthy!!!

    she seems to have turned out very very well anyway. good for her and she is indeed a pretty young lady

  • Just Saying

    Let’s leave out the fact that Carrie Fisher just died aside for a second. First of all, yes, she was an addict, she spoke about it plenty of times afterwards in interviews, and she could because she asked for and got the help she needed, she went to rehab, and became better and sobered up, just the action of realising she needed help meant she was brave, who do you think she did it for? Her daughter. Carrie Fisher was also bipolar, but guess what? she had as little control about it as she did about her addictions (which probably were a way to cope about a disease she didn’t know about at the time), why would you insult that? why make fun or make crude remarks about it? Millions of people suffer from mental illness, she was one, and believe me she’s not the first mother to suffer from it, if Billie is saying she was a good mother maybe she knows better than you since, you know, Carrie Fisher is HER mom. I hope you never have to go through what Carrie Fisher went through, nor for what Billie is going through right now, losing a mother and a grandmother just a day apart must be horrible.

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  • parisjok dean


    but still does not change facts that she was no where near being a good, great, present, engaging mom like she could have been if not spending so much time having to fight all of her demons

  • Loather

    Unfortunately, you would be just a died haired, full of make up and fashion monkey like “woman”, just like the stupid models and fame whores in Hollywood.