Hey hey! Don’t forget to tune into HBO tonight for the premiere of Wishful Drinking – it’s a taped performance of Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher‘s one-woman show! I’ve heard so many great things about the show, and based on the clips below – it’s going to be hilarious and quite touching. She’s always been one of my favorites, ever since I first saw her as Princess Leia back in the day, plus if you haven’t seen 1990’s Postcards From The Edge (based on Carrie’s semi-autobiographical novel), make sure you do – it’s excellent!
An actress, screenwriter and bestselling author (“Postcards from the Edge,” “The Best Awful” and “Wishful Drinking”), Carrie Fisher is the daughter of the late singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, known as “America’s Sweethearts” in the late ’50s. She became a cultural icon at age 19 after starring as Princess Leia in the first “Star Wars” trilogy in the 1970s. Despite growing up with “Hollywood royalty” and experiencing early fame of her own, Fisher’s life had its challenges, as she reveals in this uproarious and sobering account. Combining wry wit and raw facts, WISHFUL DRINKING reveals her own hilarious slant on the not-so-glittering side of being a celebrity. It’s a show where she’s circling the drain singing.