Billie Lourd had to deal with the double-tragedy of her mother’s sudden death and her grandmother suddenly dying back in December, but in spite of this, the young Star Wars actress has persevered. Lourd has honored Carrie Fisher on Mother’s Day by sharing an image of the two of them together.
Lourd posted an online tribute to her mother through her Instagram account. The picture is a 1990s photo of Lourd sitting on Fisher’s lap.
It goes without saying that Fisher is best remembered for her role as Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, but Lourd joined her in her big-screen debut as a supporting character in The Force Awakens – Lieutenant Kadel Ko Connix, a member of the Resistance. Lourd is confirmed to return as Connix in The Last Jedi, and it’s likely that she’ll also get a role in Episode IX – possibly to fill in for Leia’s on-screen absence in that movie. Fisher’s passing was incredibly saddening for fans of cinema around the world, but it’s good to see that Lourd has only the fondest of memories of her mother.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern have also been cast in unspecified roles.
8 Ways In Which ‘Star Wars’ Can Reach Its Full Potential
The Star Wars Universe is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time and the high quality of the recent films are not only proving how strong a franchise it is, but also continuing to gain legions of new fans every year. The series is fantastic and Disney’s films have brought it back in favor with both audiences and fans, but like any good franchise there are always ways in which a series can improve and as a huge fan I don’t think the series is at its full potential yet. There have been some minor issues and things that could be done differently that could make the series even greater than it already is and these can be addressed in future Star Wars films and in other mediums as well. With all of this being said it is appropriate to look at some of these issues and see how they can be addressed in a manner that could give everyone what they will want.