Our beloved Carrie Fisher did cocaine on the set of ‘Star Wars Empire Strikes Back,’ she claimed in a recent interview. Her loving and devoted fans are even more proud of her for having the strength to come forward and admit her short comings even when she did not have to ever reveal them.
Carrie admits that she did not even like cocaine very much at the time but she was just after any high she could get. The rest of us would be high just to be on the set of a Star Wars movie and walking on cloud nine to actually star in it. I would think that Carrie could get any type of high she wanted at any time, but she claims that she was just going along with the crowd in the ice planet scene on the Star Wars set. She did not name anyone, but the crowd must have consisted of other people on the set of ‘Star Wars Empire Strikes Back.’
Carrie made the admissions during her “Wishful Drinking” tour in Australia. The show is her personal account of her addiction mixed with humor.
Shortly after Star Wars, Fisher received a part in the comedy “The Blues Brothers” with her boyfriend at the time, Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. Belushi recognized the addition bug in her at the time and warned her about her drug use before dying of a cocaine addiction himself in 1982.
After going through an overdose six years later, Carrie realized the extent of her problem and started seeking help. She now tries to share her experiences with others.
Carrie is the daughter of the late Hollywood actor, Eddie Fisher, and actress Debbie Reynolds. The two divorced when Carrie was very young and she was raised on the backstage with her brother when her mother was performing. Eddie left Debbie when Carrie was just two years old to marry Elizabeth Taylor, a marriage which also did not work out. She does not blame Hollywood or her parents for her addiction, saying “if it was Hollywood then we’d all be dope addicts”.
She said that she is glad that she was not an alcoholic because booze is so accessible that it may have killed her by now if it were her drug of choice.
Now Carrie can openly tell her story and help an inspire others to stay away from drugs and enjoy life to the fullest.