Now that some time has passed, Billie Lourd has given her first interview since the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Speaking to co-star and longtime friend Sarah Paulson for Town & Country's September issue, the 25-year-old American Horror Story: Cult actress looks back fondly at her somewhat unusual upbringing as part of a famously quirky Hollywood family.
As a child, Billie says, "I had hilarious balance."
When she lived with her father, CAA managing director Bryan Lourd, Billie was given routine and structure: "He gets home at the same time every day, and we eat dinner together, we do homework together, we watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and cry, and then go to sleep." But Carrie Did things differently. "At Mom's it was like, 'Let's put Christmas lights in the palm trees at 2 a.m.' Do you remember when Sharper Image was 24 hours? We went there all the time, 1 a.m. or 3 a.m., just picking up little trinkets," she says, "as if that was what you do!"
The only thing Billie wanted as a little girl was to have a sibling or two.