"My whole life, they said, ‘Do not act. You need to get a college degree,'" the 22-year-old daughter of Fisher and agent Bryan Lourd told Interview magazine. "I went to performing arts camp, secretly taking classes — I got the lead in the musical, and my dad was like, ‘Wait, I thought you were going here for music and knitting.'"
"I'm not Princess Leia's daughter," she said.
She added, "This is the first job I've ever had — right into the fire ... This is what I've always wanted. I'm living the dream right now."
Billie Lourd will also be a part of the first season of "Scream Queens," which films this summer.
"The Force Awakens" opens Dec. 18.