Billie Lourd Writes Sweet Acceptance Speech for Carrie Fisher’s Disney Legends Award

Billie Lourd Writes Sweet Acceptance Speech for Carrie Fisher’s Disney Legends Award

American Horror Story actress Billie Lourd accepted the Disney Legends Award on behalf of her late mother, Carrie Fisher, Friday. While Billie couldn’t accept the award in-person at the D23 Expo in California, she penned a heartfelt speech.

“As far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics,” the 24-year-old actress wrote, “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.”

She went on to address how much the award would have meant to her mom, E! News reports.

“Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her,” she continued, “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. I wish I could be there to accept this award on her behalf, but unfortunately, I am currently working on American Horror Story. I am beyond grateful to Mr. Iger and everyone at Disney for this incredible honor. Thank you again, and may the force be with you always.”

Billie has also paid tribute to her mother by appearing on her behalf at a Star Wars celebration, posting loving notes on social media, and spreading her wisdom.

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