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Billie Lourd reveals Ryan Murphy truly helped her following the death of her mother Carrie Fisher in December 2016.
Lourd, 26, recently expressed gratitude to the American Horror Story executive producer for casting her on the seventh season of hit FX series. “I cannot thank Ryan enough. Honestly, it kind of saved my life,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“When Ryan offered me Cult, it was just a few months after my mom passed, and it honestly helped me process all of my emotions through these characters,” Lourd explained.
“Being able to cry for [my character] Winter helped me cry for myself. And it’s been really healing and cathartic in an amazing way. … It is heavy. We spend like, 14 hours a day crying, and sometimes I go home and I will cry in my car for no reason, because it’s like peeing. Once you break the seal, you can’t stop,” she said.
Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23, 2016, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She died in the hospital four days later.
The next day, Fisher’s mother (and Lourd’s grandmother) Debbie Reynolds died after suffering a stroke. The Singin’ in the Rain star was 85.
After toxicology reports showed Fisher had drugs in her system at the time of her death, Lourd addressed her mom’s battle with drug addiction and mental illness in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, saying Fisher would “want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles.”
“Tons of people grow up with mentally ill parents who have drug problems… It’s such a common thing, and people really don’t talk about it, ” she said about why she decided to make the statement. “It ultimately helped so many more people.”
During her difficult time, Lourd also built strong relationships with the members of the AHS cast and crew.
“Getting to be around all the incredible people on set, they’ve become like a family to me,” she said. “Honestly, these women are some of my best friends now. Leslie Grossman, Sarah [Paulson], Emma [Roberts] — it’s incredible to be on set with them. I feel so lucky, I pinch myself every day. It’s so fun.”
Lourd returned to the franchise for season 8 of AHS: Apocalypse. She played Mallory, a witch who banded together with other coven members to help stop Antichrist Michael Langdon from world domination.
“Getting to play Mallory has made me find this sense of, like, kindness and empathy in myself that I know is there, but I don’t really get to access every day,” she told ET. “It’s been really, really rewarding to play this lovely, sweet person who is just so empathetic and connected to the other characters. It’s refreshing for me.”
Back in September 2017, Lourd spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about the hardships of adjusting to life without her mom and grandmother.
“It’s completely surreal,” she said. “There’s no way to really explain it — it’s so hard to talk about. If I say I’m doing good, I’m too happy. If I say I’m not doing good, then I’m a mess. So it’s really hard to know what to say about it because it’s so surreal and impossible to deal with.”
Besides working on American Horror Story, Lourd turned to her mother’s sense of humor to help get her through both losses.
“If life’s not funny, then it’s just true – and that would be unacceptable,” Lourd said. “Even when she [Fisher] died, that was what got me through that whole thing. When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture her saying, ‘Well, she’s upstaging me once again, of course – she had to.’ ”
Due to a series of studio restructurings and release date shifts, Star Wars: Episode IX‘s box office prospects have improved greatly.
The film is currently set for a December 20th, 2019 release date and most studios are smart enough not to try and compete with a Star Wars film. Many other films, however, were still set open close enough around the same time and could have potentially hurt its box office haul. However, due to a series of delays and shifted release dates, this may no longer be the case.
With the delay of Wonder Woman: 1984 to June of 2020, the latest Terminator reboot has moved into its former November 1st slot. The film was originally set to be released on November 15th. In addition the next James Bond film has been moved from November 9th to February 14th of 2020 due to change in the film’s director.
In addition, thanks to the Disney/Fox deal, the latest Hercule Poirot film and sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, has been pushed back to October 22nd of 2020. The film was originally set to be released on the December 20th of 2019 and would have directly competed with Star Wars: Episode IX. This would have undoubtedly resulted in a quick death for Kenneth Branagh new take on the iconic detective.
The only film, strangely enough, that seems intent on sticking to its original release date is the untitled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel which is currently set to be released on December 13th of 2019. The previous film did surprisingly well in the holiday season of 2017, eventually surpassing Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the weekend box office once the new year began. Whether or not the film will manage to recapture that same lightning in the bottle, however, remains to be seen.
The next Star Wars film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russel, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill.
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The article may contain spoilers about American Horror Story: Apocalypse!
Once Ryan Murphy revealed all the American Horror Story seasons were connected through the same shared universe, fans started piecing together the overarching timeline to discover how the events of one installment line up with the rest. This was all going swimmingly until Apocalypse, when the seeming end of the world happened BEFORE events we had already seen taking place in a world that very much existed. The extensive flashbacks this season (including flashbacks within flashbacks) further convolute the timeline, which results in headaches for anyone who tries to piece the storylines together. So let me quickly break it down for you:
2012: Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) is born.
2015: Michael leaves the Murder House to be with the Satanists.
2017: Michael arrives at the Hawthorne School, performs the Seven Wonders, and Madison (Emma Roberts) and Behold (Billy Porter) visit the Murder House.
2020. The apocalypse goes down.
2021: Michael arrives at Outpost 3, kills everyone and the witches show up.
2022: Billie Dean (Sarah Paulson) interviews John Lowe’s (Wes Bentley) ghost in Hotel.
So how did Billie Dean attend Devil’s Night at the Hotel Cortez in 2022 if the Antichrist had already set off the nuclear apocalypse in 2020? We might actually have an answer for you, and it’s tied to another of the big mysteries this season: Mallory (Billie Lourd).
Mallory has been clearly marked as Important since her run-in with Michael during the interview process in Episode 3. But what really piqued interest in her regarding the timeline confusion didn’t come until Episode 5 when Myrtle (Frances Conroy) saw Mallory not only resurrect a dead deer, but turn it into a young fawn. It was as if Mallory was able to reverse time for the deer, undoing its wounds and its aging. That instantly set off major foreshadowing alarm bells, leading many to think that if Mallory’s powers develop enough, she could potentially turn back time on a larger scale, reversing the events of Michael’s apocalypse and therefore saving the world.
The idea of this entire season eventually being reversed does feel like an easy cop out, but it would solve the continuity error within the Hotel epilogue. Lending more credibility to this theory is the fact that the final image of Apocalypse‘s opening credits is a shot of a candle going out in reverse, so clearly the theme of reversing events is woven throughout the season, whether it’s as literal as this theory suggests or not.
The fandom seems to be split about what this could mean for Mallory and what she truly is. Some suggest she’d have to be the next Supreme to have that sort of power, while others wonder if she’s the second coming of Christ. There are others still who believe she may be an angel or even just an extremely powerful but otherwise normal witch. Whatever she is, it does seem highly likely that Mallory will be the key to reversing the events of this season or, at the very least, using her powers demonstrated in the deer incident to stop Michael.
As Reddit user ccaelesti pointed out, Mallory’s powers in resurrecting the deer were mirrored in Michael’s powers in killing the Murder House owners in Episode 6. The pair appear to be the yin and yang of each other, with Michael’s abilities bringing about destruction and Mallory’s bringing about life. The same mirroring of their abilities can be seen in how Constance (Jessica Lange) tried to cover up the deaths of animals at Michael’s hands under her rosebushes, while Mallory created life from a rose when she turned one into butterflies.
In nearly every way, Mallory and Michael appear to be the inverse of one another. This dynamic gives even more credence to the idea that it will be Mallory who has to recreate the world after Michael destroyed it, whether that’s by reversing the timeline — which would solve a lot of continuity errors — or by building a new world out of the rubble. But unless this new world also includes a footnote about how Billie Dean and the Hotel Cortez survived the apocalypse, we’re going to bet our money on the timeline reversal.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.
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It’s always the quiet ones, isn’t it? For the past five weeks, American Horror Story: Apocalypse has woven a surprisingly complicated tale of witches, warlocks and even the occasional cyborg. But maybe we should be paying more attention to the character with the least amount of screen time: Billie Lourd‘s butterfly conjuring badass, Mallory.
From the moment she stood up to Michael in Episode 3, resulting in a fiery confrontation that sent the Antichrist crying to his daddy, it was clear that she was “special.” And viewers wasted no time drumming up theories about her true nature: Could she be the next Supreme? A direct descendant of Lady Gaga’s Scathach, perhaps?
Based on what we’ve seen, I agree that Mallory will play a key role in undoing the damage inflicted by Michael’s apocalypse, but I don’t think she’s a witch at all. In fact, I’m going one step further and theorizing that she’s some sort of heavenly being. Perhaps even… wait for it… a child of God? Now, before you dismiss my theory as being a total reach, hear me out:
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