Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Carrie Fisher & Mr. Will-W.
Actress/Writer Carrie Fisher just arrived in Toronto to begin preparations for her self-penned Play, Wishful Drinking. Presented by Mirvish Productions, the Show is a comical look back at the highs and lows of her career.  Her rise to the top saw her starring the iconic Star Wars franchise as Pop Culture Icon Princess Leia and acclaimed titles like Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally. Fisher's lows however have been more publicized, including her weight struggle in addition to a bout with alcohol and substance abuse. Currently, she is the face of the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program.

While in-town, the Actress had time to enjoy another production from Mirvish next door at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Hugh Jackman in Concert. It is said that Jackman and Fisher actually are good friends.

Still an eagerly-sought Autograph for Collectors, Fisher genuinely was kind despite her Handler telling Fans, "Don't intrude too much on her, she has to get going". Actually, much more diminutive than imagined, Fisher graciously accepted my compliment when I congratulated her on her amazing weight loss as visibly it added a youthfulness to her. She then got in real close pressing her face against mine for a quick Photo with a smile indicative of her larger than life personality.

Forgetting to hand one Fan back his red Sharpie, she tossed it over to me without a cap on, which I caught with my arm resulting in my favourite Denim shirt being ruined.  Oh well, it was worth it!

Fisher's One-Woman Play which has been touring since 2006, hits Royal Alexandra Theatre from July 12-August 21, 2011. Click here to find out more.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)

1 comment:

  1. Keep wearing the shirt with pride Will... just tell people Princess Leia did it!!