She lost her mother and grandmother within a day of each other, and now Billie Lourd has opened up about her final moments with the two special women in her life.
Speaking about the loss of her mum, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, the 25-year-old said they both helped her overcome her own insecurities when it came to acting, describing them as "loving and supportive".
Last December Carrie, 60, suffered a heart-attack while on a flight from London to LA and later died in hospital, while Debbie sadly passed away a day later after suffering a stroke at age 84.
Billie reflected on the last time she saw Carrie in person, telling Town and Country magazine that her mum told her to be confident in her own abilites as an actress.
"The last time I saw her in person, this episode of Scream Queens was on, and it was a big episode for me. I had tons of scenes, and I was so hard on myself about it — I hated how I looked, hated my performance. I was really frustrated," Billie told actress Sarah Paulson, who interviewed her for the article.
"[Carrie] told me, 'Come over right now. I want to watch this with you.' And she made me sit down and watch it, and she forced me to see the good parts. She was incredible like that. But she was really hard on me, saying, 'Shut up, you’re great in this. Have faith in yourself. Be more confident.'"
The Scream Queens star also opened up about her famous grandmother, adding Debbie helped inspire her when it came to her own career in acting.
"Debbie was still encouraging me to put an act together. Literally three days before she died, she was like, 'What numbers are you going to put in your act? Who are you going to impersonate?' I said, 'I don’t think people do acts as much anymore.' And she came back, 'That’s why if you do one you’ll be more successful than anyone else. The act is a dying art, and someone needs to revive it.'"
Billie, who is set to appear in the upcoming series American Horror Story: Cult, also reflected on her time with Carrie on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the mother-daughter duo sharing a scene together.
The star said it was during this time with her famous mother that her desire to pursue acting full-time intensified.
"[On set] my mother would pull me aside and be like, 'It’s weird that you’re so comfortable here. This is the most uncomfortable environment in the world. If you’re comfortable here, you should do this,'" Billie added.
Despite the tragedy, Billie said she has found "strength" to move on following her losses and create her own life path.
"I’ve always kind of lived in their shadows, and now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own. I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie."