Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will reunite once again on screen. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds was going to air on HBO this March, but in light of the recent deaths of both Hollywood stars, the show will be debuting early. The special can be seen on Saturday, January 7, 2017 a 7:00 p.m. on HBO.
Watch the trailer here:
The trailer for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds provides some insight into the relationship between Fisher and Reynolds and as expected, features a lot of Fisher’s fun and witty comedy.
On Christmas day last week, it was reported that the Star Wars actress was in stable condition, but then died two days later from cardiac arrest. A day after, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds was taken to the hospital after suffering from a stroke. She passed away that same night. Fisher was 60 and Reynolds was 84.
The mother and daughter will have a joint funeral and will be buried together at Forest-Lawn Hollywood Hills, according to Todd Fisher, son and brother to Reynolds and Fisher, respectively.
Reynolds and Fisher were preparing for Carrie’s funeral arrangements when the elder suffered a stroke. Todd Fisher said that Carrie’s death was too much for Reynolds to handle. “She said, ‘I want to be with Carrie.’ And then she was gone.”
BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity. At 83 years old, grand dame Debbie Reynolds (star of “Singing in the Rain,”) still performs a Las Vegas act, dressed in gold lamé. But performing takes its toll, and Debbie’s health suffers. This devastates her daughter, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, whose response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Carrie is helpless in the face of her mother’s determination that “the show must go on.”