HBO offers fans a chance to relive the memories of two Hollywood icons in a documentary, titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
The world was shocked when the mother and daughter celebrities passed away before 2016 ends. However, their legacy will live on. HBO releases the first trailer for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. It features the touching relationship between the two.
Fisher passed away on Dec. 27 at age 60, four days after she experienced a medical emergency during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her mother died from a stroke a day later.
What We Know So Far About Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds?
The documentary was originally due to be aired in March 2017. However, HBO announced that it is reconsidering the air date of the project after the actresses’ deaths. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds had its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. It was also screened at three more film festivals last year.
HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins described the docu as a love story “a love story about a mother and daughter,” CinemaBlend notes. According to The Telegraph, the project is Fisher’s idea. Apparently, the Star Wars actress wanted her mother’s life and legacy preserved and shared with the public.
Fisher and Reynolds were living next door to each other. Some scenes of the Bright Lights were filmed at the compound the two shared. It follows their lives – from growing up in show business, to Fisher’s bipolar disorder and Reynolds health.
Fisher, who was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga, learned to live with her disorder and eventually became an advocate for mental health. Reynolds, on the other, clearly did not let her age stop her from performing. In 2015, 84-year-old actress received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. The following year, she received the Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is set to hit the small screen for the first time on Saturday (Jan. 7) at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.