DateOct 29, 2009
Carrie Fisher, currently starring on Broadway in Wishful Drinking, stops by Late Night to chat with Jimmy Fallon. The talk show airs on NBC at 12:37pm.
In addition to playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, Fisher’s numerous onscreen credits include Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, Garbo Talks, The ‘burbs, When Harry Met Sally and The Women as well as TV credits like Come Back, Little Sheba, Ringo, Frasier, Smallville, Weeds, 30 Rock and Family Guy. The actress made her Broadway debut in 1974, playing in the ensemble of Irene, which starred her mother, going on to appear two other times, in Censored Scenes from King Kong and Agnes of God.
Based on her bestselling memoir of the same title, Wishful Drinking reveals tidbits and tales from the life of the self-described “daughter of Hollywood inbreeding.” Her parents are Debbie Renolds and Eddie Fisher. Like the book, the show chronicles her parents’ divorce, her own failed marriages, the Star Wars phenomenon, various romantic affairs and Fisher’s struggles with alcoholism and bi-polar disorder.