'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' premiered on Friday night and the world was watching. The HBO documentary was filmed over the course of 2014 and 2015 with interviews from Reynolds, Fisher and a very intimate look at their mother-daughter relationship.
The final scenes of Lights includes a difficult series of events where unknown to the world, before attending the 2015 SAG Awards to receive the Life Achievement award, Reynolds was in very frail health. Fisher even breaks down in tears during the Award rehearsal as her mother has been sick all day and is not sure if she can sit at the table for very long before her award.
During one of the interviews with Reynolds, she showcases a smile while her face and arms are covered in bruises. Clearly in pain, the star admits that she had fallen in the middle of the night. Later in the film, she discusses her upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction and attempts to try on Judy Garland's famous red slippers. Unfortunately, she is not feeling quite up to the task and after dropping the slippers while appearing a bit disoriented, asks to go rest.
Never the complainer as her daughter and son, Todd Fisher, admit many times throughout the film, Reynolds pushes through every interview and even performs on stage at a few concerts -- against her children's wishes.
Just weeks after Fisher died after suffering a heart attack and Reynolds, died one day later -- this film is coming at a very poignant time for their family, friends and fans.
In true Reynolds form, the legendary actress strings sweet and hilarious one-liners along with her daughter and we loved every moment of it. What was your favorite moment from the film?
Reynolds: "Do what your mother says, it makes things easier."
Reynolds: "It's like the old days in a way, but I'm like the old days."
Reynolds: "Love that voice. Isn't that a great voice? Wish I had it."
Fisher: "We are at a lap dance, a celebrity lap dance, which is where celebrities of all shapes and ages sign autographs for cash prizes. It's sort of like going to a strip club, except they don't stuff cash in your underwear, but that's kind of it."
Fisher: "My mother is my best friend."
Originally posted on Womanista.com.
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