“I saw Billie last week. If there’s anybody that can take something so tragic in their life happening, it’s Billie,” Powell told ET. “She’s a person who was raised by two very strong women, and she’s a very strong woman. I think she’s digesting it very well. She’s very emotionally intelligent, and I think she’s got a great group of friends around her that are supporting her, and I hope I am one of them.”
Powell himself was very inspired by Lourd’s late grandmother. "Debbie Reynolds was probably my first crush," he revealed. "Singin’ In the Rain is one of my favorite movies of all time.”
Lourd has gotten lots of support from her friends recently, including co-star and boyfriend Taylor Lautner. In late December, he posted a pic of Lourd to Instagram, praising her strength.