In 2010, HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins suggested World of Wonder film Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, a one woman auto-biographical show about her struggles with addiction, the pressure of “Hollywood in-breeding” and becoming a bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen. With Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey producing and directing the piece, the Los Angeles Times Robert Lloyd reviewed the film saying,
This is not one of those emotional journeys in which the teller comes finally to forgive herself and the world and we get out our handkerchiefs. Craziness is Fisher’s baseline — “Wishful Drinking” begins and ends before the image of a padded cell — and clarity the thing she buys with comedy. Life will kill you, she seems to say: You might as well laugh. (via LATimes)
Everyone in the World of Wonder family reaches out to Carrie Fisher’s household, as we send our condolences to her loved ones. Here is a compilation of the finest moments of HBO’s Wishful Drinking as well as a beautiful post from Fenton Bailey.