Billie Lourd's Carrie Fisher Tribute Is A Beautiful Way To Honor Her Mom's Memory — PHOTO
While it feels like just yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 27 marks the one-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's untimely death. And as a way to honor the Star Wars legend's memory, daughter Billie Lourd posted a tribute to Fisher that may bring both a smile to your face and a tear to your eye. She kept her mom's humor in tact, as well as her eloquence.
Along with a photo standing under the Northern Lights, Lourd wrote on Instagram,
"My momby had an otherworldly obsession with the northern lights, but I never got to see them with her. We journeyed to northern Norway to see if we might 'see the heavens lift up her dark skirts and flash her dazzling privates across [our] unworthy irises'. And she did. I love you times infinity."
The powerful image speaks for itself — but the tribute doesn't end there. Before that message, Lourd used emoji letters (aka Fisher's signature tweeting style) to write in the caption: "She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."
If you're a true Fisher fan, you know this is the obituary the late actor wrote for herself in her 2008 book, Wishful Drinking. More specifically, Fisher had written, "I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I wanted it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra." Clearly her daughter is just as intent on carrying on that out-of-this-world message in Fisher's memory, and it's truly touching to see.
This isn't the first time that she poignantly and publicly honored her mother's memory. Earlier this month, Lourd made fans emotional at The Last Jedi premiere when she donned a braided bun à la Princess Leia, along with Fisher's ring.
She'd also shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them at 2015's The Force Awakens premiere, along with a caption that read, "I miss you." Both Lourd and Fisher appeared in the two most recent Star Wars films together, where she played a minor role alongside her legendary mother.
In a September interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Lourd reflected on filming together. According to Entertainment Weekly, she said,
“I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason. It was really incredible for us to have that experience together.”
Then, back in July, Lourd wrote a speech for the D-23 Expo, where her mother was honored with a posthumous Disney Legends Award. While she didn't attend the ceremony, Disney's Bob Iger read it on the Scream Queens star's behalf. Lourd wrote of Fisher,
"As far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics. I was so obsessed with Ariel that I wanted to change my name. We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she might have even loved it more than I did. Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her. She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream."
She also accompanied that letter with an Instagram tribute, where she wrote, "My mom and I went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she may have loved it even more than I did. Thank you so much to @disney for making my mom the ultimate Disney combo: a princess and now a legend."
While the Star Wars fandom — and Hollywood, in general — aren't the same without Fisher, there's no denying her unforgettable spirit lives on. And touching tributes like Lourd's help make sure of that.