While it’s certainly a day of celebration, Mother’s Day (May 14th) can be difficult for those who have lost a parent. Taking yesterday as an opportunity to pay tribute to her late-mother Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd shared a sweet picture of her and her mom, and we’re sending her all our thoughts.
Over the past few weeks, Billie has given a few tributes to her mom. At this year’s Star Wars Celebration, she donned a tribute her mother’s iconic Princess Leia outfit, and appeared on stage to recite one of Leia’s most iconic monologues from the Star Wars franchise. It was a pretty emotional moment.
Now, on what would have been the first Mother’s Day without her, Billie Lourd has shared a sweet throwback picture of her and her mom, Carrie Fisher, and it’s making us feel pretty emotional.
The picture is an old one from when Billie was a toddler, and sees her sitting on her mom’s lap while the pair are riding a train. Keeping the caption short, the Scream Queens actor just left the picture with an emoji of a heart.
The 24-year-old, who recently visited Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show with Taylor Lautner, shared another tender and emotive throwback to her mom on Star Wars Day, aka May 4th.
Speaking about her mom as Star Wars Celebration, Lourd said that, at times Carrie and Leia were one and the same.
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” she said. “She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable.”
Of course, sadly, at the end of last year, Carrie Fisher lost her life. The actor was 60 years old, and she is still sorely, sorely missed.