Star Wars fans are in full celebration from May 4th. This 2023 the day was even more special because the iconic Carrie Fisher will receive her posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
More than six years after her death, Fischer is remembered in the annals of popular culture for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as the sequels that were released from 2017.
The star delivery ceremony took place on May 4, Star Wars Day, and the actress’ brothers were not invited to the momentous event.
Their daughter, actress Billie Lourd, explained in a statement to Variety why Todd, Jolie and Tricia Leigh Fischer weren’t invited after Todd Fischer told TMZ how “heartbreaking” and shocking it was that their honoree I was to be excluded from this program. His sister
“I have seen the posts and press releases issued by my mother’s brother and sister. I apologize to anyone reading this for feeling the need to publicly defend themselves against these relatives. But unfortunately, because I was attacked publicly, I had to respond publicly. The truth is that I did not invite you to this function. They know why,” explained Lourd, who also had a small part in Disney’s new era of Star Wars movies.
Star Wars star Carrie Fisher was posthumously awarded her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but her family didn’t attend the ceremony. Because
Lourd, who is best known for playing Sadie Swenson/Channel #3 on Scream and for her appearances on several seasons of American Horror Story, continued: “A few days after my mother died, her brother and sister chose to publicly process his grief and take advantage of the death of my mother, doing many interviews and selling different books for a lot of money, with the death of my mother and grandmother as the subject. I learned they did this through the press. They never consulted me or considered how it would affect our relationship. The truth about my mother’s complicated relationship with her family was just me and those people Only those who were really close to him know. Although I agree that he has every right to do as he pleases, his actions at the most difficult time of my life were very painful to me. I dealt with his loss in a very different way. Chose to deal with and continue to choose.”
For their part, Jolie and Tricia Leigh Fischer also posted a message via Instagram where they expressed their displeasure over not being invited to the event on the Walk of Fame:
“For some strange and misguided reason, our niece chose not to include us in this epic moment in her sister’s career. It’s something Carrie definitely wishes for her siblings. The fact that His only brother and two sisters were deliberately and willfully left out, it is very shocking.”