What a treat!
The 24-year-old received a standing ovation as she stood there in a dress specifically made in collaboration with Tom Ford to pay homage to Carrie’s iconic white Princess Leia gown.
So awesome! Loves it!
Addressing the large crowd, Billie said:
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began. She went from being an unknown actress, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, to Princess Leia…My mom, like Leia, was never afraid to speak her mind…She loved you. She loved these movies. And she loved this force called Leia. In our world, Star Wars became a religion and a way of life. I wanted to be here with you because I know you feel the same way.”
We’re totally getting teary-eyed here!
The actress also spoke of the important lessons imparted to her by her mother, saying:
“She taught me that if life isn’t funny then it’s just true, and that is unacceptable. And finally, she taught me by her own example, that the most evolved person is seemingly a contradiction ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ they are both the strongest and the most vulnerable person in the room. And that was her. That is Leia.”
George Lucas also paid tribute to the late actress:
“There are not very many people like her. There’s one in a billion. For this particular part, it was absolutely perfect because she could hold her own against [the guys]. She wore a dress through the whole thing, but she was toughest one of the group. That’s the key to Carrie being able to play that part. It was a hard part to play, and she pulled it off brilliantly. It really shows the level of her talent, and at the same time she was fun to be with. She kept the whole group going.”
She is so missed! RIP, Carrie!