WISHFUL DRINKING's Carrie Fisher On The Dangers Of 'Googling' Yourself

Famed actress and author Carrie Fisher, the creator and star of the Broadway premiere production of Wishful Drinking, broke one of the most important rules of modern celebrity, she "Goggled" herself.

Fisher described her horror and what she found after typing in her name, and wrote of that nightmare on her always hysterical personal blog:

"I thought that I'd forgotten one of the things I was thinking of writing about, but now I remember.........at least I think I do...... One thing is that I foolishly Googled myself last nite--because the Enquirer has been trying to get me to confirm some asinine thing I said as a bad joke AGES ago, & I wanted to see if had shown up somewhere-- which it hadn't-- until now, when I stupidly call attention to this non event here--- ANYWAY--in the process of searching, I found that someone had posted that I USED to be hot, but that now I looked like Elton John. As much as I attempted to place myself above the reach of this observation......

I must admit that.....yup....... This ended up hurting my feelings--all 7 of them."

To read the rest of her comic rebuttal to Google, visit www.carriefisher.com.

Roundabout Theatre Company(Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Jonathan Reinis,Jamie CesaEva Price & Berkeley Repertory Theatre, will present the Broadway premiere production ofWishful Drinking, created and performed by Carrie Fisher and directed by Tony Taccone at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St). 

Wishful Drinking will begin previews on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 and open officially on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St). This is a limited engagement through January 3rd, 2010. Alexander V. Nichols will provide scenic, lighting and projection design.

In Wishful DrinkingCarrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like Postcards fromThe Edge. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as "Princess Leia" in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie's life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.

Wishful Drinking premiered in November 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse and enjoyed an extended engagement there through January 2007. Following that premiere, the show has completed successful runs at a number of not-for-profit theatre organizations around the country including Berkeley Repertory Theatre (February 2008), Arena Stage (September 2008),Huntington Theatre Company (October 2008) and Seattle Repertory Theatre (April 2009).Roundabout Theatre Company is pleased to welcome Carrie Fisher to Studio 54 in the fall.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 and online atwww.roundabouttheatre.orgWishful Drinking will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Prices range from $31.50-$111.50.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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