Billie Lourd Daily

It’s strange to see Billie Lourd laughing. Her lips curled, raspy chuckles to match her whisky bottle voice. In real life, there’s a real jollity so unseen in her character Chanel #3 on the FOX series Scream Queens. No, Lourd brims with a personality totally lacking from Chanel #3, a fast-talking lackey to Emma Roberts’ Chanel Oberlin (Chanel #1), with a permanent pair of pink earmuffs and a secret—Charles Manson is her father.

But the laughter comes when I ask Lourd about a different secret, or rather what it’s like to keep secrets like the ones about her time on the set of the new Star Wars film. “It’s frustrating!” she yelps. “It’s like you have something inside and you’re just like ‘Agh! I want to tell everybody!”

Being anything in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a dream role even for a veteran actor, but Lourd is very much at the start of her career – it’s her debut film feature-proper. The 23 year- old’s showbiz parents, Carrie Fisher (who you might know as Princess Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy) and talent agent Bryan Lourd, encouraged her into acting. “I went to NYU Gallatin, where you make your own major,” says Lourd. “So I called it ‘Art and Business as Religion.’ It was basically everything but religion that’s religion. I talked about the Grateful Dead as religion, Steve Jobs as a god, Burning Man as sacred space, baseball as a religion. I took economics classes, marketing, music, acting.”

But Fisher and Lourd aren’t the only Hollywood troupers in the family. Lourd’s maternal grandmother is comedy doyenne Debbie Reynolds, and it was after digging into Reynolds’ oeuvre that Lourd decided to give acting a shot. “I didn’t even really want to be an actress, but I started watching her films and I realised how incredible a career could be,” she says. “Actually, when I started acting, she was upset about it. She was like, ‘This is a really hard lifestyle. Maybe you should be a doctor or a lawyer; anything other than this.’ Now she’s loving it. She gets upset when people call me my mum’s daughter. She wants me to be ‘Debbie Reynolds granddaughter.’”

It was a chance meeting with Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy that sealed the deal. “I’ve known Ryan for five years now, but didn’t really know him—just ran into him at parties and had small talk with him. I decided to go [to a party] on a whim, and Ryan was standing outside. I sat with him, and we talked for 45 minutes at dinner over wine and fancy pasta. I was telling him inappropriate stuff that you can’t print—gross stuff. He said to me at the end of dinner, ‘You are Chanel #3.’ I was like, ‘That is such a weird thing to say to somebody.’”

Source: wonderlandmagazine.com

Back in 2012, Billie did a photoshoot with Victor Demarchelier for Dior’s Next Generation of Beauties. I’ve added 2 outtakes from the shoot as well as the behind the scenes video which can be seen below.

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I’ve updated the gallery with a HQ version of the movie still from Star Wars The Force Awakens. Enjoy!

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A behind the scenes video of Billie’s photoshoot for the December 2015 Beauty issue of Bello Mag has been released. You can check out the video below and if you haven’t already, you can see scans from this issue here.

Bokeem Woodbine, “Scream Queens” star Billie Lourd and Jeremy Irvine have joined the cast of “Billionaire Boys Club,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Irvine will play Kyle Biltmore, one of the members of the Billionaire Boys Club, and Lourd is Rosanna, his love interest. Woodbine will play a club bouncer who becomes wrapped up in the club.

Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey are starring in the remake. Elgort is playing Joe Hunt and Egerton portrays tennis pro Dean Karny, while Spacey is Ron Levin. Suki Waterhouse and Emma Roberts have been cast as Karny and Hunt’s love interests.

The film will follow the rise and fall of Hunt and Karny, who ran a Ponzi scheme called the Billionaire Boys Club in the early 1980s. The club collapsed when Levin’s investment turned out to be worthless. Hunt turned to murder to raise funds and was convicted in 1987 of killing Levin.

James Cox (“Wonderland”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Captain Mauzner.

The project, produced by Holly Wiersma and Cassian Elwes, is being financed by Armory Films with its principals Tim Zajaros and Chris Lemole executive producing. Crystal Lourd, Jere Hausfater and Logan Levy will also executive produce.

NBC’s “Billionaire Boys Club” miniseries ran in 1987 and starred Judd Nelson as Joe Hunt, Ron Silver as Levin and Brian McNamara as Karny.

Source: variety.com

Gallery Updates: New Photoshoot

by Tiffany/December 15, 2015/No Comments

A couple of shots of Billie from a photoshoot this year have been added to the gallery. Check out the beautiful pics below!

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Thanks  for the heads up!

Thanks to our friend Lora, over 30+ HQ pictures of Billie attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere last night have been added to the gallery!

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Bello Beauty- December 2015 Scans

by Tiffany/December 15, 2015/No Comments

Billie’s issue of Bello Beauty was released last night. I was able to buy my own copy and digital scans from her issue have been added to the gallery. If you would like to purchase this issue, make sure to visit bellomag.com or download the app on your phone.

If posted elsewhere, a link back to billie-lourd.net is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

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