Billie Lourd reveals 'struggle' since Carrie Fisher's death

Natasha Lee

Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, has opened up about the pain of losing both her mother and grandmother so suddenly and within days of each other.

The 25-year-old appeared on The Ellen Show and revealed that life has felt "surreal" since their passing.

Billie as a child with her mother Carrie and her grandmother Debbie. Source: Instagram

"There’s no way to really explain it,” she said. “It’s so hard to talk about. I don’t know, if I say that I’m doing good, I’m too happy. And if I say that I’m not doing good, then I’m a mess. So it’s really hard to know what to say about it because it is just so surreal and impossible to deal with," she said.

It was a fitting venue for the interview as The Ellen Show was the last public appearance Carrie made before her death from a cardiac arrest on December 27 2016.

Billie posted this sweet throwback photo of her and her mum Carrie on her Instagram. Source: Instagram

Her mother, Debbie, suffered a stroke on December 28 - just one day after Carrie's death.

Despite her sadness, Billie has managed to find some happiness in recent months after discovering she had been bitten by the acting bug after appearing alongside her mother in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Billie and her mother walk the red carpet for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Source: Getty

“I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason,” she said. “It was really incredible for us to get to have that experience together.”

The actress added that at first her parents, Carrie and talent agent Bryan Lourd, didn't want her to get into the family business.

"They did not want me to act at all, my dad and my mum, because they were both in the industry and saw that it's not really the best place to want your child to go into," she said.

Billie poses with her American Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson. Source: Instagram

But it looks as though she's found her niche, with Billie also scoring a role in the cult TV show American Horror Story: Cult.

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