“I needed to share her and I did not like that,” Fisher mentioned about Reynolds on NPR’s Recent Air whereas on an in depth press tour selling her eighth e-book, The Princess Diarist, barely a month earlier than she died. “Once we went out, folks type of walked over me to get to her, and no, I did not prefer it. And folks thought—I overheard folks saying, ‘She thinks she’s so nice as a result of she’s Debbie Reynolds’ daughter!’ And I did not prefer it; it made me completely different from different folks and I wished to be the identical. I wished to be, you recognize, simply no completely different than anyone else.”
She could not assist however be completely different. Not ever inclined to only be Princess Leia, although there wasn’t a lot she might do about her slice of movie immortality apart from study to embrace it, Fisher’s best position was simply herself.
Fisher’s items as an artist, author and raconteur gave her a inventive outlet for not solely her childhood points but in addition her private life (she was married to Paul Simon for barely a yr within the Eighties and was mother to daughter Billie Lourd together with her expertise agent ex Bryan Lourd), psychological sickness (she opened up about being helped by electroconvulsive remedy in her 2011 e-book Shockaholic) and what could be her life-long battle with substance abuse.
“We’re not enlightened,” her brother, Todd Fisher, mentioned upon the discharge of the post-mortem report that exposed there have been traces of medication, together with cocaine, in his sister’s system. “There’s nothing about this that’s enlightening.” (Assessments could not pinpoint the reason for demise, however sleep apnea and a buildup of fatty tissue on her artery partitions have been additionally cited as contributing elements.)