Billie Lourd Receives Carrie Fisher’s Posthumous Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame Honor

Billie Lourd Receives Carrie Fisher’s Posthumous Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame Honor

Carrie Fisher gets a posthumous honour of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and daughter Billie Lourd receives it together with friends, family and fans. Star Wars Day, which the fans decided to be on May 4 to further solidify the farewell wish of “May the Force be with You” into “May the Fourth be with You”, has never been as meaningful.

The OG trio of Star Wars protagonists have and always are indelible to the sci-fi fantasy genre. As much as franchise creator George Lucas will be attached to Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be the face of the original trilogy that started it all.

Billie Lourd Receives Carrie Fisher's Posthumous Hollywood's Walk Of Fame Honor

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Their respective characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo together with Sir Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan, Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine and James Earl Jones providing the voice of Darth Vader will never be unmentioned when they talk of their careers.

The franchise inspired countless professionals in Hollywood. Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia Organa was every girl’s princess teaching about bravery, friendship and everything good throughout the galaxy far, far away. The only question that comes to mind after yesterday’s momentous occasion is: what took Carrie Fisher’s star in the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame so long?

Billie Lourd Talks About Carrie Fisher As She Receives Her Mom’s Posthumous Honor

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Mark Hamill opened the ceremony with droids C-3PO and R2-D2 as described in The Hollywood Reporter‘s article. Fisher’s Hollywood brother recalled their first dinner meeting and said:

Every expectation I had was just obliterated. (She was) so charming, so funny, so adorable, so wise beyond her years.

The Master Jedi Skywalker then opened his note and read a message he scribbled to pay tribute to his twin sister. He read:

She played a crucial role in my professional and personal lives and both would’ve been far emptier without her. Was she a handful? Was she high maintenance? No doubt. But everything would have been so much drabber and far less interesting if she hadn’t been the friend that she was.

I’m grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness and even the bratty self-indulgent crap that my bratty space twin drove me crazy with through the years. Thank you, Carrie. I love you.

Billie Lourd took the opportunity to share her time with her mom. Growing up she didn’t start out immediately as a Star Wars fan. Admittedly, she only started to gain interest in watching in the latter years of her childhood when friends came to her talking about Princess Leia. Lourd shared:

I went home to investigate who this person was they were talking about. I finally watched the movie I had forever considered too loud, and finally figured out what all the fuss was about with the lady in the TV. I wanted to hate it so I could tell her how lame she was.

Like any kid, I didn’t want my mom to be hot or cool. She was my mom. But that day, staring at the screen, I realized no one is or will ever be as hot or as cool as Princess Leia.

Even more she found out how influential her mother was when she accompanied her to a comicon. She told everyone in attendance at the ceremony:

People of all ages from all over the world were dressed up like my mom, the lady who sang me to sleep at night and held me when I was scared. Watching the amount of joy it brought to people when she hugged them or threw glitter at them — sorry about that — was incredible to witness.

People waited in line for hours just to meet her. People had tattoos of her, people named their children after her. People had stories of how she saved their lives. It was a side of my mom I had never seen before, and it was magical.

I realized then that Leia is more than just a character. She is a feeling. She is strength. She is grace. She is wit. She is femininity at its finest. She knows what she wants and she gets it.

She doesn’t need anyone to rescue her because she rescues herself and even rescues the rescuers. And no one could have played her like my mother.

For years Carrie Fisher has been showing the world “how to princess”. More than an elite aristocrat, she was a fighter of people’s rights and justice. She takes actions and not just utters words but when she does use words, they are sharp and truly challenging.

Billie Lourd Thanks Fans For Loving Her Mom Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd Receives Carrie Fisher's Posthumous Hollywood's Walk Of Fame Honor

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7 years after her passing away, Carrie Fisher gets her Hollywood’s Walk of Fame Star. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who passed a day after Fisher, also has her own star across the street. Interestingly, Mark Hamill’s star is just nearby.

Wearing Princess Leia on her dress, Billie Lourd talked about how her love for her mom’s character has deepened after she passed away. She shared:

My mom died six and a half years ago, and ever since I have fallen deeply in love with Leia and the entire Star Wars universe. I’ve gone from little girl unwilling to even watch Star Wars, to obsessive Star Wars fan, who, if you haven’t noticed, I’m literally wearing a Princess Leia dress.

I teared up when I watched The Mandalorian. I have a lightsaber lamp in my living room, X-wing tiles in my bathroom, and I buy every single piece of Leia merch I leia my eyes on. I have now passed the torch — or in this case, lightsaber — on to my two children, Kingston and Jackson.

I feel so lucky that even though they won’t get to meet my mom, they will get to know a piece of her through Leia. I will get to tell them that the little lady in the TV is my momby, their grandmomby.

Billie Lourd Receives Carrie Fisher's Posthumous Hollywood's Walk Of Fame Honor

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To further inspire others of her mother’s lifelong work, Billie Lourd said:

One of my favorite quotes of hers is, ‘Take your broken heart and make it into art.’ And she did just that. And I hope to pass that torch — or in this case, lightsaber — of wisdom on to the next generation of fans. Take your broken heart and make it into art.

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