It has certainly been a tragic week in the world of entertainment. First, we learned that famous popstar George Michael had passed away, and then we learned that actress Carrie Fisher had suffered a massive heart attack while flying back to Los Angeles. This heart attack would eventually lead to her death just a few days later.
The news of Fisher’s death was hard on her friends, family, and fans. Most of all, it was hard on her mother Debbie Reynolds. It was so hard in fact that she collapsed and died just one day after her daughter died. Many say Reynolds died of a broken heart while grieving for her daughter.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were kind of like a Hollywood couple that have been together for many years and cannot live without each other. They were always competitive with each other in a way, which led Fisher to write the 1987 autobiographical book called “Postcards from the Edge.” This would eventually get turned into a movie three years later with Meryl Streep playing Fisher and Shirley Maclaine playing Reynolds; although the character names were changed in the movie. However, Fisher and Reynolds still loved each other dearly and they were probably the closest mother and daughter Hollywood couples ever.
On January 7th, there is a documentary film devoted to the two actresses called “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.” It will premiere on HBO and it features an intimate portrait into the lives of these two legends. You’ll see home videos of Carrie Fisher from when she was a kid and how she used to have friendly debates with her mother. The documentary will take you throughout the decades of Fisher’s life and show you the relationship that she had with her mother in each one of those decades. If you are a fan of Reynolds and Fisher then this will be a must see film for you.