By Jasmine Grant
In light of the recent back-to-back deaths of Hollywood’s beloved mother/daughter duo Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the two will be remembered in a forthcoming documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The doc, originally debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, will premiere this Saturday exclusively on HBO.
The two-minute trailer for the film is composed of home footage and exclusive interviews with Debbie and Carrie, proving just how unbreakable their bond was. The film also taps into Carrie’s struggle with bi-polar disorder in a time that mental disorders weren’t particularly understood or accepted.
Grab some tissues and catch the trailer below.
Carrie, 60, was aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. She died on December 27th after spending several days in intensive care. Her mother Debbie died from a stroke the very next day after reportedly saying “I want to be with Carrie.” A joint memorial will be held for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds on Thursday, followed by the burial on Friday.
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