Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Opens Up about Not Inviting Relatives to Mother’s Walk of Fame Ceremony
Published 4 weeks ago
It’s Star Wars Day on May 4, and Hollywood has decided to honor the late Carrie Fisher by giving her a much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As it turns out, Fisher’s siblings Todd, Joely, and Tricia Leigh Fisher had not been invited to the event, and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd explains why.
Talking to THR, Lourd says that she had refused to invite Fisher’s siblings to the ceremony since they had capitalized on her death when it occurred back in late 2016. “They know why,” says Lourd in a statement. She continues:
“Days after my mom died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother’s death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my mom and my grandmother’s deaths as the subject. I found out they had done this through the press. They never consulted me or considered how this would affect our relationship… Though I recognize they have every right to do whatever they choose, their actions were very hurtful to me at the most difficult time in my life. I chose to and still choose to deal with her loss in a much different way.”
The situation around Fisher’s death was a pretty big deal when it happened. Besides her being a pop-culture icon, it was probably her death that was a catalyst to the rewriting of the conclusion of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. It was also worth noting that Fisher’s own mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, herself a legend and whom Fisher was very close to, died the day after Fisher’s passing.
For now, fans are showing their support for Lourd’s decision, but I am hopeful that the family mends fences in the future.
You can catch Fisher and her daughter Lourd in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy now streaming on Disney+.