Will & Grace fans in floods of tears as Billie Lourd makes guest appearance as late Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter – The Sun
WILL & Grace aired one of its most emotional episodes to date as Billie Lourd made a guest appearance of extremely personal proportions.
The actress, best known for her roles on American Horror Story and Scream Queens, starred on the beloved sitcom on Thursday night, playing the granddaughter of her real life late nan Debbie Reynolds.
Legendary performer Debbie played Grace Adler’s (Debra Messing) mother Bobbi on the NBC show across its first eight seasons.
Alas, the Hollywood icon suffered a suspected stroke at her son’s Beverly Hills home during planning for daughter Carrie Fisher’s funeral and died in December 2016.
Billie played Fiona, Bobbi’s granddaughter and the daughter of Grace’s older sister Janet (Mary McCormack).
Paying tribute to Debbie, Will actor Eric McCormack posted a snap of himself with Billie and Debra on Twitter, with Billie clutching a picture of her grandma.
He captioned the tweet: “We miss you, Debbie,” a message that clearly resonated with audiences all over the world.
Fans flocked to social media overwhelmed at seeing Billie appears on the special episode.
“Seeing Billie Lourde imitating Debbie Reynolds and playing her granddaughter on Will & Grace has me endlessly emotional,” one user wrote, alongside a sad face emoji.
A second added: “I'm not sure how Billie Lourd was able to do her grandmother's voice without bursting into tears because I'm only watching it and I'm tearing up.
“Billie doing her Debbie impression, can you hear me sobbing?!” a third asked.
While fourth exclaimed: “CRYING AND DYING! Billie Lourd doing a Debbie Reynolds impression and Debra Messing trying not to cry.”
The episode comes after Karen actress Megan Mullally claimed the was being bullied at work, amid a rumoured feud with Debra Messing.
She opened up during her podcast with fellow actor and husband Nick Offerman from Parks and Rec, but failed to mention any names.
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