Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Billie Lourd Tells the Story of Her Mom’s Tattoo Gone Wrong, and It’s Classic Carrie
Since Carrie Fisher's untimely passing, more and more stories of her have been emerging. There's the one about her sending a cow tongue to a producer who sexually assaulted her friend. And the one about her drinking heaps and heaps of Coca-Cola on set. But one of our personal favorites comes from Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd herself.
InStyle caught up with Lourd at American Eagle’s 40th anniversary celebration and opening of AE Studio in Union Square on Tuesday night, and the American Horror Story actress told a hilarious tattoo story that is peak Carrie Fisher.
Lourd recently got a space-themed tattoo on her ankle in honor of her mom Fisher's birthday, since the Star Wars actress had a similar tattoo herself, but there were some distinct things Lourd avoided when getting hers.
"Hers was a really horrible version of mine basically. Hers kind of looked like she got kicked in the leg," Lourd laughed. "She had a moon and a star and it looked like a Turkish flag, so she went back and was like, 'Oh let’s add some galaxy stuff.' When you say that to a tattoo artist, they probably think bruise, so it kind of looked like a bruise galaxy. So I got a version of that that’s classier, but not a bruise galaxy."
A (bruise) galaxy tattoo seems pretty appropriate considering Fisher's filmography, and Lourd said that's partially the reason why Fisher got the tat in the first place.
"A little bit. Because she loves moons and stars, and she’s the ultimate space princess," she told InStyle. "We went to a place called Tattoo Mania on Sunset Strip when I was like 8, and I got it with her."
Lourd has joined the Star Wars family herself, making a small cameo alongside her mom as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will grow to a larger role in future films. Acting alongside her superstar mom was an opportunity Lourd is pretty grateful for.
"It’s incredible," Lourd said. "I think it was kind of meant to be. It was amazing to get to work with her."
We can't wait to see her in the next movie. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters Dec. 15.