Trailer for HBO Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Video)
2016 saw the loss of many big celebrity names, with the year tragically closing out with the loss of Carrie Fisher – the screenwriter, author, mental health advocate and actress best known for her iconic role as Leia Organa in the Star Wars saga – and her mother Debbie Reynolds, the legendary Hollywood humanitarian, singer and actress best known as the bright-eyed Kathy Selden in the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain. “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” said Reynolds’ son and Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher, who features in the documentary. Fisher’s death was “too much” for Reynolds, who died just days after her daughter.
HBO has released the trailer for Bright Lights, a documentary described by USA Today as “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty” that loosely chronicles the lives of Fisher and Reynolds “through interviews, photos, footage and vintage home movies… It culminates in a moving scene, just as Reynolds is preparing to receive the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, which Fisher presented to her mom.”
The film will come as a particularly bittersweet blow in light of recent tragic events, but should serve as a substantial means of celebrating a pair of stars who leave behind an untouchable legacy. Moved up from its original March 2017 release, Bright Lights will premiere exclusively on HBO on January 7th. Fisher – who returned to her iconic role of Princess (now General) Leia Organa in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens – completed work on Star Wars: Episode VIII over the summer, with the eighth episode of the franchise releasing to theaters December 15th, 2017.