'Scream Queens' Star In Charge Of Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds' Funeral Plans

Jan 07, 2017, 00:17
'Scream Queens' Star In Charge Of Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds' Funeral Plans

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds debuts Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.

Last week, four days after suffering from cardiac arrest while on an airplane, "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60.

Bright Lights, the HBO documentary focused on the complex relationship between Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, could not have come at a more striking moment. The documentary's trailer shows Fisher in typical form, wry in her dealings with mega-fame.

Carrie's brother Todd has said the Star Wars actress and Reynolds are set to have a joint funeral, but "we're still working on the mechanics". Before the duo's unexpected passing, they worked on a documentary for HBO together.

Reynolds is the fragile one in "Bright Lights", as her memory and her footing have both begun to slip. TMZ was told that the family has reached out to Meryl Streep to deliver the keynote eulogy at the public memorial, since Meryl played Carrie's part in Fisher's semi-autobiographical "Postcards from the Edge", and she was also close to Debbie. "I knew if those prayers weren't answered, Debbie might very well join her daughter".

One of the photos that Todd has recently shared on the social media site is one that hasn't been seen before, a photo of Todd, Debbie and Carrie in New York City in 1973. Fisher's wit guides us into understanding her mother, sharing something that is obvious. Billie Lourd is planning this service, but she wants to get through the private funeral first before figuring out all the details. She was honored most notably as a co-founder of the Thalians, a charitable organization aimed at promoting awareness and treatment of mental health issues. "And we ended up making a film about love".

A portion of Fisher's ashes will also be laid inside a coffin, which will be buried next to Reynolds' grave. "Age is hard for all of us, but she falls from a greater height". A classic trouper, she was always driven to present a strong face - "The only way to make it through life is to fight", she says - but Fisher forced her to Wednesday that stoicism to realism.

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