Carrie Fisher on Her One-Woman Show, 'Wishful Drinking'

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sheila Nevins HBO President Documenary Films and actress Carrie Fisher (R) attend the premiere of the HBO Documentary 'Wishful Drinking' at the Linwood Dunn Theater on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

Carrie Fisher, perhaps best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is also something of a real-world Hollywood princess. As the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher, Fisher's entire career and family life have been well documented by the media. In her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking," Fisher re-tells the stories of her life. A cut-down version of the show premiered Sunday night on HBO. We talk with Carrie Fisher about growing up in a Hollywood family, and whether she's ever outlived the Princess Leia legend.

Below, our full and uncut interview with Carrie Fisher, complete with family references to growing up with celebrity, behind the camera recollections from Star Wars, and stories from being on tour with her book, "Wishful Drinking."


Carrie Fisher

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [8]


She was brilliant! The show superb!

Nov. 25 2011 12:07 AM

We are all in the same game just not in the same quarter, inning, or period at the same time! Doing the best with what we know and understand, Did not see the show (do not have HBO) but! I am a fan of Carrie Fisher and no stranger to midlife changes. Taking action can change that and Carrie is that type of person! She will survive ...she always has..Hope to see her soon in something ....

Jan. 16 2011 06:37 AM
Martha from Midwest

Loved the show - simply hilarious!

Dec. 13 2010 08:22 PM
Nordis Smith from

Saw your HBO documentary last night. What a
show! Bravo for you that you survived at all--you're
the sane and healthy one!!!!!!!!!!!! Three cheers
for you, Carrie. I enjoyed every minute of if.

Dec. 13 2010 11:41 AM
Jackie from Montreal, Quebec

Bravo! Well Done! I enjoyed every minute of the show. Carrie made me laugh to the point of tears. Life is certainly stranger than fiction. The most amazing thing of all is that she is still here to talk about it and looks sane! A life like that would have sent anyone else over the edge, (with no postcard).
Good for you!

Dec. 13 2010 10:05 AM
Ken from Oregon

Carrie knows you don't stay young forever and didn't pretend that she had. Weren't you listening? You apparently have yet to learn the effects of time. Try to stay that way, within reason.

Why should she be funny? Because she's standing on a stage? This is a one-person presentation, not a stand-up comedy act.

She was talking about life, which is funny and sad and sick and everything else, or we couldn't have words for it. And it sounds as though her life is in the complexity stratosphere.

If you've suffered yet in life, her work rings very true, and funny. And pretty sick. Go, Carrie.

Dec. 13 2010 01:39 AM
Cindy Kelly from Walnut Creek, CA

Loved the show; Carrie was funny and deserves the respect of kind comments, she has certainly eaned them!
I wish you the best and thanks for all the memories; I am glad you are healthy.
God Bless:-)

Dec. 13 2010 01:28 AM

Jesus, Carrie, I can't believe how fat and disgusting you looked on your HBO special. Your special was not even close to funny... it was very sad. I find it very desperate when a "has been" celebrity tries to make some kind of ridiculous comeback. Sorry, but you've embarassed yourself with this piece of crap.

Dec. 13 2010 12:32 AM

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