Happy Birthday, Carrie Fisher!
I have to confess, it took me a long time to figure out that Star Wars Carrie, Soap Dish and When harry met sally Carrie, and Wishful Drinking on Broadway Carrie were all the same person. It was probably around Wishful Drinking that I figured all this out and did my deep dive.
As I sit here and write this, I can’t stop thinking of how much better she’d be at writing it (A fact I choose to think she’d fucking agree with). She wrote like I’d want to write. She made me laugh the way I like to make people laugh the most. She loved and didn’t give a shit about show business in the same breath – a rare quality I’m very fond of when I can find it.
and boy have I found it.
Carrie fisher leaving Spago’s in Los Angeles by Ron Galella, 1983.