Billie Lourd has defended her decision not to invite Carrie Fisher’s siblings to the late star Wars The Hollywood Walk of Fame is celebrated on Thursday, May 4, also known as Star Wars Day.
In a statement to TMZ, the Heaven ticket The actor is Fisher’s brother Todd and half-sisters Joely and Tricia Lee Fisher, sharing, “I apologize to anyone reading this for feeling the need to publicly defend myself from these family members. But unfortunately, because they have attacked me publicly, I have to respond publicly. The truth is, I didn’t invite them to this.” Celebration. They know why.”
Lord attributed the snub to the way the Fisher siblings chose to “publicly address their grievances and take advantage of my mother’s death” by seeking “multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money” which also focused on their late mother, Debbie Reynolds, who tragically died a day later. of her daughter’s death in 2016. “I found out they did it through the press,” she claimed. “They never consulted me or thought about how this might affect our relationship.”
She later acknowledged a statement Todd made to TMZ on May 2 that called his exclusion “heartbreaking” as well as an Instagram post by Joely and co-signed Tricia Lee that claimed “Carrie definitely wanted her siblings to come.” Lord responded directly by saying “confirms once again that my instincts were correct” and added, “To be clear – there is no animosity. We have nothing to do with it. This was a conscious decision on my part to break a cycle with a lifestyle of which I want no part of for myself or my children.”
Fisher’s only child drew praise from Disney and Lucasfilm, who credited him with coordinating the Hollywood Walk of Fame gala. She concluded, “This moment is about Carrie Fisher and everything she’s accomplished and what she means to the world.” “I will focus on that. May the fourth be with you.”
In addition to aligning the event with Star Wars Day, Lourd is the perfect ambassador for the beloved films considering her appearances throughout the final trilogy as both her own character and as a priority for her late mother Princess Leia in 2019. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The tribute also serves some long-awaited justice for Fisher’s former co-star, Mark Hamill, who called the actor to replace Donald Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame in 2018.