Millions of Star Wars fans lost an icon when Carrie Fisher passed away at the end of last year. However, actress Billie Lourd lost much more than a favorite actress, she lost a mother. Part of her coping process has been sharing pictures of her mother, as well as her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, who passed away shortly after Fisher. The newest image is one we've never seen before showing Lourd as a child and Fisher in her movie star prime.
Billie Lourd posted the picture to Instagram with no caption or comment beyond an emoji wearing a halo. There isn't necessarily a lot else that needs to be said. Of course, the two could be looking up at angels for all we know. The picture shows Carrie Fisher and her daughter sitting in the back of a limousine and looking up at something that's outside the frame. The child looks absolutely mesmerized by whatever it is. Carrie Fisher herself is looking pretty wowed by it as well.
To have been a fly on the wall in that limo when this picture was taken. We can only imagine what Carrie Fisher is saying to her daughter here. Something about life or the naturalistic setting that they find themselves in, perhaps? Is there an interesting bird flying through the sky?
The Instagram image is itself a picture of a picture, so this is likely something hanging on a wall among the possessions of somebody in the family, possibly Carrie Fisher herself. It's clear to see why. It's a lovely picture.
The two would obviously stay close as Billie Lourd followed her mother into a career as an actress. They appeared together in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will, one assumes, be seen together again in December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Of course, at this point, we don't know exactly how much of Carrie Fisher's performance we will see. There have been rumblings that when Star Wars: The Last Jedi goes in for reshoots soon that Fisher's performance could be drastically changed. It's still not clear how Lucasfilm plans to deal with the fact that the actress will not be available for her planned performance in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Still, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will certainly be a point at which many of us, both fans and family, officially say goodbye to Carrie Fisher. She made an indelible impact on so many of us through her performances and her writing. It's still hard for many us to believe that she's gone. Star Wars may always feel unfinished without her being able to give that final performance.