Carrie Fisher helped Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds fix their iconic friendship
Carrie Fisher helped Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds re-cement their friendship.
Carrie Fisher helped Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds re-cement their friendship
Fisher wrote the 2001 TV film,These Old Broads, which starred Reynolds and Taylor along with Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine. According to sources close to Reynolds and her daughter, Fisher, the latter wrote the film to give her mother a starring role and also to show the public that she and Taylor had put their scandalous breakup behind them. Taylor broke up the marriage of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher when Taylorand Fisher became an item after her then husband, Mike Todd, died in a plane crash.
According to Diamond, Carrie Fisher, Reynolds and Taylor were comfortable referencing the scandal on screen.
"Carrie got the most pleasure and the biggest kick out of concocting a scene with Debbie and Elizabeth that slyly referenced the long-ago, high-profile scandal in which they were both featured," said Marks to PEOPLE. "She so enjoyed getting to bring them together on screen and to provide an opportunity for them to publicly let bygones be bygones."