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Watch the Bittersweet Trailer for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds's HBO Documentary

'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' was set to premiere on HBO in March, but the network bumped the release after the mother-daughter duo passed away in December.

by Lauren Messman
Jan 4 2017, 4:25pm

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On Wednesday, HBO released the first trailer for its upcoming documentary, Bright Lights, which followed the lives of actress Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, before the pair's untimely deaths in December. 

HBO first premiered the doc at Cannes last year and was set to release it in March 2017, but after Fisher suffered a heart attack and died December 27 and Reynolds passed away a day later, the network bumped up the release date to early January. 

The trailer follows Fisher and Reynolds's lives as next-door neighbors in Beverly Hills as Fisher begins work on the latest installment of Star Wars and looks after 83-year-old Reynolds as she continues to perform at her Las Vegas show. The mother-daughter duo—along with Carrie's brother Todd—open up about living in the spotlight as one of Hollywood's most famous families, Fisher's struggles with depression, and the close relationship they share.

"I'm my mom's best friend," Fisher says in the trailer. "Far more than I would ever want to, I know what my mother feels and wants."

Fisher and Reynolds will be honored with a private memorial this Thursday, followed by a double funeral on Friday.

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds premieres on HBO on January 7 at 8 PM.  Have some tissues handy. 

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