HBO has filmed a documentary of Carrie Fisher’s one woman comedy Wishful Drinking which debuts this Sunday, Dec 12th at 9pm on HBO.
As those who saw the show when Arena Stage brought it to DC in 2008, this is Ms. Fisher’s tell-all bio of what it has been like to be the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the former wife of Paul Simon ( “things were getting worse faster than we could lower our standards,”), and living with the fact that she will be known as Princess Leia. Forever.
Here’s how Gary McMillan described the DC production: Carrie Fisher has a subtly smoky, whiskey voice (more on the Brenda Vaccaro or Lauren Bacall end of the Whiskey Voice Scale spectrum than Elaine Stritch or Patricia Neal) and an infectious laugh. Her living room is open; have a seat in a comfy chair or on the sofa, lean back, and enjoy 1,001 tales as told by a truly great storyteller.”