Photo Coverage: Carrie Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKING on HBO - First Look!
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by BWW News Desk
Carrie Fisher's hit stage production of the intoxicating autobiographical tale of her life, Wishful Drinking, 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. The first production stills and art have been released and appear below!
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."
Photos: Patrick Harbron / HBO