Carrie Fisher has had plenty of ups and downs and soon we’ll get a glimpse of the roller coaster that is her life as her one-woman show is being taped by HBO with the goal to have it air this December.

HBO released the news today, stating that Fisher’s autobiographical stage production Wishful Drinking was taped back in June and is being produced as a feature-length documentary that is scheduled to air in December.

An actress, screenwriter and best-selling author (Postcards from the Edge, Wishful Drinking), Carrie Fisher is the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. 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 the not-so-glittering side of being a celebrity.


As someone who grew up in the ‘80’s, Fisher portrayed one of the first heroic female film characters in my memory. She’s an icon and from the sound of it, given her family, her rise to fame and later, her struggles with substance abuse, she certainly has a story to tell. It sounds as though Wishful Drinking is definitely going to be worth keeping in eye out for as the year draws to a close.

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.”– Carrie Fisher

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