HBO has released a heartfelt trailer for the documentary Bright Lights which spotlights the close relationship between mother Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher who both passed away last week. It came as a shock to both Carrie’s family and Star Wars fans around the world when Carrie suffered a major heart attack on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles just two days before Christmas. Carrie held on but tragically slipped away just four days later. The following day her mother, Debbie, suffered a stroke due to the overwhelming stress of losing Carrie. Debbie told her son, Todd Fisher: “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie”, according to TMZ.
The documentary shows just how close the two who lived next door to each other were as it focuses on how the family handled their fame as well as Carrie’s struggle with her manic depressive disorder.
Bright Lights airs this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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.”