Billie Lourd Honored her Late Mom Carrie Fisher at Walk of Fame Ceremony

Carrie Fisher Honored With A Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Posthumously
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The late Carrie Fisher was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and presented with a posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on a very special day. The ceremony took place on May 4, known to Star Wars fans as “Star Wars Day,” citing “May the 4th be With You,” a play on the iconic quote “May the Force be With You.”

Fisher’s daughter and fellow actress Billie Lourd was there to accept the honor on her mom’s behalf and paid tribute to her mom in every detail of the day, including her dress and nails. She wore a dress with her mom’s Star Wars character Princess Leia on it and wore nail art including Star Wars references and a tiny portrait of Princess Leia.

STAR WARS, (aka STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE), Carrie Fisher, 1977

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During her speech, Lourd 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. If you haven’t noticed, I’m literally wearing a Princess Leia dress. I sobbed 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.”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: Billie Lourd attends the ceremony for Carrie Fisher being honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 04, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

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After Lourd’s emotional speech, Fisher’s former Star Wars co-star and Lourd’s “space uncle” Mark Hamill also spoke at the event. Fisher’s star is now located near Hamill’s and their co-star Harrison Ford’s. While Lourd focused on her mom’s character for most of the day, she reminded fans that Fisher was not just Princess Leia.

CRACKANORY, Carrie Fisher, 'Uncivil War & Dread and Breakfast', (Season 3, ep. 301, aired Dec. 7, 2015)

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She added that her mom was a “closeted quadruple threat. She could sing and she could dance, she could act and she was an absolutely beyond brilliant writer.” Fisher died in 2016 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. It was just one day later that Fisher’s mother and actress Debbie Reynolds passed away at the age of 84.

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