“I thought it as a kid and I still think it now: my mother, Debbie Reynolds, has so much talent it’s insane.”
Of course, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds have both passed away this week, and we can expect to see plenty of memorials to these two Hollywood legends in the days and weeks ahead.
But Carrie Fisher has already narrated one touching tribute to her mother, unearthed by the New York Daily News — a highlight reel of Reynolds’ career from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) honouring the Singin’ in the Rain actress as a TCM Star of the Month.
“When I was little, I couldn’t believe my good luck,” Fisher says. “This beautiful, funny movie star was my mother. Walking down the street with her was like being in a parade.”
The tribute features clips of Reynolds in films like How the West was Won and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, intermingled with home videos of Reynolds and Fisher.
Fisher also emphasises that there was much more to her mother’s success than just her good looks.
“When I see my mother on screen, and over the years I’ve seen most of the movies, I don’t think she’s merely cute,” she says.
“In an era when cute would have been good enough, she was so much more.”
Like mother, like daughter.