‘She raised me to not think of men and women as different’: Billie Lourd revealed in touching resurfaced interview that her mother Carrie Fisher raised her ‘without gender’
Carrie was a well-known feminist advocate throughout her life and it was a part of her life that she has passed on to her daughter, as Billie herself revealed in an interview earlier this year – with words that have become particularly poignant following her mother’s death.
Speaking with Ryan Murphy in Teen Vogue in September, Scream Queens star Billie discussed the role of women in Hollywood and revealed a particular part of her upbringing that she believes helped shape her career.
She said that her mother gave her sage wisdom such as telling her ‘to be true, and kind, and confident in yourself,’ but also raised her with a progressive perspective.
‘She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie,’ she said.
‘It’s not about being a strong woman,’ she added. ‘It’s about being a strong person. She once told me: “I never sat you down with a credo. It was more about leading by example.”‘