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Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking On HBO

Posted By Mike on December 12, 2010

First a book, then a stage production, and now an HBO special! Carrie Fisher's autobiographical stage production of Wishful Drinking will be landing at Home Box Office this Sunday evening. For those still unfamiliar with Fisher's one-woman show, check out the press release description below to catch up...

Carrie Fisher’s hit stage production of the intoxicating autobiographical tale of her life, comes to HBO as a feature-length documentary. Debuting SUNDAY, DEC. 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), the special combines archival footage with her one-woman stage performance, which was taped in June before a live audience.

In WISHFUL DRINKING, Fisher details her complicated yet eclectic extended family tree in Hollywood Inbreeding 101, employing a blackboard and wooden pointer. Her father Eddie Fisher’s very public affair with Elizabeth Taylor ended what had been perceived and celebrated as a “storybook marriage,” and she and her brother Todd later watched both her mother’s and father’s “once white-hot bright star of celebrity slowly dim, cool and fade.” In 1973, at her mother’s urging, the 17-year-old Fisher enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; two years later, her life changed forever when she donned a white dress as Princess Leia in George Lucas’ “Star Wars.”






For more information on Carrie's HBO special, visit the following links:

Website: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/wishful-drinking

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hbodocs

Twitter: @HBODocs


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The film debuts on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.



UPDATE: Just a friendly reminder that Wishful Drinking premieres on HBO tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT. For a bit of a primer, LA Weekly has a new Q&A with Carrie Fisher that you can check out right here.


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