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Todd Fisher Remembers His Mom, Debbie Reynolds, And Sister, Carrie Fisher | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>>ON DECEMBER 2016, THE WORLD>>>ON DECEMBER 2016, THE WORLD WAS SHOCKED BY THE SUDDEN DEATHS
OF CARRIE FISHER AND HER MOTHER, OF CARRIE FISHER AND HER MOTHER,
DEBBIE REYNOLDS. DEBBIE REYNOLDS.
THEY DIED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ONE THEY DIED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ONE ANOTHER. ANOTHER. FOR TODD FISHER, THEY WERE
PERSONAL LOSSES. THEY WERE PERSONAL LOSSES.
DEBBIE REYNOLDS WAS HIS MOM, DEBBIE REYNOLDS WAS HIS MOM, CARRIE FISHER HIS SISTER. CARRIE FISHER HIS SISTER. TOGETHER, THEY SHARED THE MEDIA
SPOTLIGHT FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS.A SPOTLIGHT FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS.
TODD FISHER WAS BORN INTO TODD FISHER WAS BORN INTO
HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY. HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY.
THE SON OF AMERICAS SWEETHEART, THE SON OF AMERICAS SWEETHEART,
DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND EDDIE DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND EDDIE FISHER. FISHER. HE GREW UP IN THE SPOTLIGHT,
ALONGSIDE HIS SISTER CARRIE, ALONGSIDE HIS SISTER CARRIE
FISHER, WHO WOULD GO ON TO PLAY FISHER, WHO WOULD GO ON TO PLAY
PRINCESS LEIA IN THE “STAR WARS” PRINCESS LEIA IN THE “STAR WARS”
MOVIES. MOVIES. IN THE 1950s, YOUNG TODD WAS
SWEPT UP IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST SWEPT UP IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST
SCANDALS, WHEN HIS FATHER HAD AN SCANDALS, WHEN HIS FATHER HAD AN
AFFAIR WITH FILM ICON ELIZABETH AFFAIR WITH FILM ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR. TAYLOR. SHE BECAME THE FIRST OF TODDS SHE BECAME THE FIRST OF TODDS FOUR STEPMOMS. FOUR STEPMOMS. TODAY, THE FAMILY IS JEWELRYULIE
FISHER AND HIS NIECE, BILLYYULIE FISHER AND HIS NIECE, BILLY
LORD. LORD. IN 2016, TODD MOURNED THE LOSS
OF HIS MOTHER AND SISTER, WHOS OF HIS MOTHER AND SISTER, WHO
DIED LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART. DIED LESS THAN 24 HOURS APART.
>>THEY WERE NO FINER PEOPLE>>THEY WERE NO FINER PEOPLE THAN I EVER HAD KNOWN.
MY MOTHER AND MY SISTER. MY MOTHER AND MY SISTER.
>>TODD FISHER HAS WRITTEN A>>TODD FISHER HAS WRITTEN A
MEMOIR CALLED “MY GIRLS: A MEMOIR CALLED “MY GIRLS: A
LIFETIME WITH CARRIE AND LIFETIME WITH CARRIE AND
DEBBIE.” DEBBIE.” WELCOME. WELCOME.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>WHEN CARRIE DIED, IT WAS A>>WHEN CARRIE DIED, IT WAS A SHOCK. SHOCK. SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD? SHE WAS 60 YEARS OLD?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. WE HAD BIG PLANS. WE HAD BIG PLANS. MY MOTHER WAS GETTING OLDER AND MY MOTHER WAS GETTING OLDER AND SHE HAD A STROKE A YEAR EARLIER. SHE HAD A STROKE A YEAR EARLIER. WE HAD THESE COMPLICATIONS.
WE HAD TO FACE THE FACT THAT WE HAD TO FACE THE FACT THAT
WERE GOING TO LOSE OUR MOM. WERE GOING TO LOSE OUR MOM.
THAT WAS HARD FOR BOTH OF US. THAT WAS HARD FOR BOTH OF US.
WE SAT IN MY BACKYARD AND CARRIE WE SAT IN MY BACKYARD AND CARRIE
CRIED. CRIED. WE CAME TO GRIPS WITH THE NOTION
THAT WAS SOMETHING WE WERENOTION THAT WAS SOMETHING WE WERE
FACING. FACING. WE NEVER THOUGHT — WE HAD MADE WE NEVER THOUGHT — WE HAD MADE PLANS. PLANS. CARRIE AND I SAID, WE NEED TO
TRAVEL MORE TOGETHER. NEED TO TRAVEL MORE TOGETHER.
WE HAD ELABORATE PLANS. WE HAD ELABORATE PLANS.
YOU JUST DONT KNOW WHAT YOU JUST DONT KNOW WHAT
TOMORROW COULD BRING. TOMORROW COULD BRING.
AND THE BEAUTIFUL THING I WILL AND THE BEAUTIFUL THING I WILL
SAY IS THAT WE DID GET A CHANCE, SAY IS THAT WE DID GET A CHANCE,
BOTH MY MOTHER AND WITH MY BOTH MY MOTHER AND WITH MY
SISTER, THERE WERE NO UNSPOKEN SISTER, THERE WERE NO UNSPOKEN
WORDS, UNSPOKEN THINGS, THINGS WORDS, UNSPOKEN THINGS, THINGS
THAT NEEDED TO BE SAID. THAT NEEDED TO BE SAID.
NO REGRETS. NO REGRETS.
THATS THE IMPORTANT THING. THATS THE IMPORTANT THING.
I WOULD REALLY — IT WOULD HAVE I WOULD REALLY — IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN WAY HARDER, HAD I NOT BEEN BEEN WAY HARDER, HAD I NOT BEEN
ABLE TO SAY THE IMPORTANT THINGS ABLE TO SAY THE IMPORTANT THINGS
TO THEM. TO THEM.>>YOURE OPEN IN THE BOOK ABOUT
HOW YOUR FAMILY HAD ACCEPTEDOUT HOW YOUR FAMILY HAD ACCEPTED
THAT DRUG USE WAS GOING TO BE A THAT DRUG USE WAS GOING TO BE A
PART OF CARRIES LIFE. PART OF CARRIES LIFE.
AND REHAB WAS ALMOST A JOKE. AND REHAB WAS ALMOST A JOKE.
SHE HAD BEEN SO MANY TIMES. SHE HAD BEEN SO MANY TIMES.
>>I HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT TO A>>I HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT TO A
LOT OF REHABS. LOT OF REHABS.
AND CARRIE COULD HAVE TAUGHT THE AND CARRIE COULD HAVE TAUGHT THE
REHABS. REHABS. WE CAME TO ACCEPT THAT WAS JUST WE CAME TO ACCEPT THAT WAS JUST PART OF WHAT IT WAS. PART OF WHAT IT WAS. THE ISSUE BECAME HOW DO YOU THE ISSUE BECAME HOW DO YOU MANAGE THAT? MANAGE THAT? HOW DO WE KEEP HER WITH US?
MY MOTHER, IN TERMS WOULD BE A MY MOTHER, IN TERMS WOULD BE A
CLASSIC ENABLER. CLASSIC ENABLER.
BY THE MEDICAL DEFINITION. BY THE MEDICAL DEFINITION.
WOULD YOU HAVE HAD HER AS LONG. WOULD YOU HAVE HAD HER AS LONG.
THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE THAT THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE THAT
PRACTICED TOUGH LOVE ON SIBLINGS PRACTICED TOUGH LOVE ON SIBLINGS
AND I THOUGHT WE HAD A GOOD RUN. AND I THOUGHT WE HAD A GOOD RUN.
60 YEARS WAS A GOOD RUN. 60 YEARS WAS A GOOD RUN.
>>GIVEN THE EXTENT OF THE DRUG>>GIVEN THE EXTENT OF THE DRUG
USE. USE.>>WELL, YEAH.
>>I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING,>>I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING,
WE ALL WENT WITH THE STORY THAT WE ALL WENT WITH THE STORY THAT
YOUR MOM DIED OF A BREAKEN ENBRO YOUR MOM DIED OF A BREAKEN ENBRO
YOU MAKE THE POINT STRONGLY THAT YOU MAKE THE POINT STRONGLY THAT
THATS NOT TRUE. THATS NOT TRUE.>>NO.
I GOT ANNOYED WHEN PEOPLE KEPT I GOT ANNOYED WHEN PEOPLE KEPT
SAYING THAT. SAYING THAT.
THAT IS THE PAT RESPONSE. THAT IS THE PAT RESPONSE.
OR SEEMS TO BE THE OBVIOUS OR SEEMS TO BE THE OBVIOUS
RESPONSE. RESPONSE. SINCE I WAS THIS CLOSE TO HER SINCE I WAS THIS CLOSE TO HER WHEN SHE LEFT, AND WORDS WERE WHEN SHE LEFT, AND WORDS WERE SPOKEN LITERALLY MOMENTS BEFORE
SHE LEFT, THERE WAS NO WAY TORE SHE LEFT, THERE WAS NO WAY TO
MISINTERPRET. MISINTERPRET.>>YOUR MOM?>>YOUR MOM?>>YES.>>YES. I WAS SITTING WITH HER IN HER
DEAD AND SHE HAD SOME WORDSER DEAD AND SHE HAD SOME WORDS
WHERE SHE REALLY WANTED TO BE WHERE SHE REALLY WANTED TO BE
WITH CARRIE. WITH CARRIE. I THOUGHT SHE WAS SPEAKING I THOUGHT SHE WAS SPEAKING ETHEREALLY. ETHEREALLY. I DIDNT KNOW SHE MEANT IN THE
NEXT 30 MINUTES. MEANT IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES.
BUT MY MOTHER KNEW HOW TO MAKE BUT MY MOTHER KNEW HOW TO MAKE
AN ENTRANCE AND AN EXIT. AN ENTRANCE AND AN EXIT.
THEY TAUGHT YOU THAT IN THEY TAUGHT YOU THAT IN
HOLLYWOOD. HOLLYWOOD. I DID NOT KNOW I WAS WITNESSING
ANYTHING OF THE SORT.WITNESSING ANYTHING OF THE SORT.
SHE WAS RECAPPING THINGS THAT SHE WAS RECAPPING THINGS THAT
SHE WANTED ME TO HANDLE. SHE WANTED ME TO HANDLE.
I HAD SAID, FOR EXAMPLE, SHE HAD I HAD SAID, FOR EXAMPLE, SHE HAD
SAID, I DONT WANT A BIG, FANCY SAID, I DONT WANT A BIG, FANCY
MEMORIAL TOMB. MEMORIAL TOMB.
AND THEN, SHE SAID TO ME, AND THEN, SHE SAID TO ME,
LITERALLY HOURS BEFORE SHE LEFT, LITERALLY HOURS BEFORE SHE LEFT,
YOU KNOW, YOU BRING UP A GOOD YOU KNOW, YOU BRING UP A GOOD
POINT. POINT. MAYBE IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE MAYBE IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE SOMETHING. SOMETHING. NOW THAT CARRIE WAS GONE, SHE
WAS THINKING THE FANS MIGHT WANT WAS THINKING THE FANS MIGHT WANT
TO COME AND SEE CARRIE. TO COME AND SEE CARRIE.
I MIGHT WANT TO BE THERE WITH I MIGHT WANT TO BE THERE WITH
HER. HER. SHE IS RECAPPING THESE THINGS.
AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,S. AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,
SHES LITERALLY CLOSES HER EYES SHES LITERALLY CLOSES HER EYES
AND SAYS, I WANT TO BE WITH AND SAYS, I WANT TO BE WITH
CARRIE. CARRIE.>>THAT WAS IT.
THAT SHE WANTED TO BE WITH HER, THAT SHE WANTED TO BE WITH HER,
TO HAVE HER NOT BE ALONE AS IT TO HAVE HER NOT BE ALONE AS IT
HAD BEEN FROM CARRIES BIRTH. HAD BEEN FROM CARRIES BIRTH.
>>THATS RIGHT.>>THATS RIGHT.
>>WE HAVE TO PICK IT UP THERE,>>WE HAVE TO PICK IT UP THERE,
SQUEEZE IN A QUICK BREAK. SQUEEZE IN A QUICK BREAK.
>>>COMING UP, WHAT IT WAS LIKE>>>WERE BACK WITH TODD FISHER,>>>WERE BACK WITH TODD FISHER,
WHO HAS WRITTEN A MEMOIR” “MY WHO HAS WRITTEN A MEMOIR” “MY
GIRLS” ABOUT HIS MOTHER, DEBBIE GIRLS” ABOUT HIS MOTHER, DEBBIE
REYNOLDS AND SISTER, CARRIE REYNOLDS AND SISTER, CARRIE
FISHER. FISHER. ON THE TOPIC OF “STAR WARS,” HOW
WE CAME TO KNOW HER AND LOVE HOW WE CAME TO KNOW HER AND LOVE
HER. HER.>>THE PRINCESS.>>THE PRINCESS.>>ONE OF THE THINGS SHE>>ONE OF THE THINGS SHE REVEALED IN 2016, BEFORE SHE
DIED, WHEN SHE WAS FILMING THAT DIED, WHEN SHE WAS FILMING THAT
MOVIE, SHE WAS 19. MOVIE, SHE WAS 19.
HARRISON FORD WAS 33, HE WAS HARRISON FORD WAS 33, HE WAS
MARRIED AT THE TIME, SHE AND HE MARRIED AT THE TIME, SHE AND HE
HAD AN AFFAIR. HAD AN AFFAIR.
>>YES.>>YES.
>>IN YOUR MEMOIR, SHE REGRETTED>>IN YOUR MEMOIR, SHE REGRETTED
REVEALING THAT, WHY? REVEALING THAT, WHY?>>SHE DIDNT ANY ANYTHING OF>>SHE DIDNT ANY ANYTHING OF IT. IT. IT WAS PART OF HER DIARY. IT WAS PART OF HER DIARY. THAT BOOK WAS BASED ON HER
DIARY, SHE HAD WRITTEN DURING DIARY, SHE HAD WRITTEN DURING
THE FILM. THE FILM. MY MOTHER HAD SAVED THAT DIARY MY MOTHER HAD SAVED THAT DIARY FOR HER. FOR HER. AND SHE WROTE THAT BOOK BASED ON AND SHE WROTE THAT BOOK BASED ON THAT. THAT. SHE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS GOING TO SHE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS GOING TO MAKE AS BIG OF A DEAL AS IT DID.
SHE THOUGHT, THOSE ARE VICTORIAN SHE THOUGHT, THOSE ARE VICTORIAN
DAYS. DAYS. MY MOTHER WAS LIKE, YOU MY MOTHER WAS LIKE, YOU SHOULDNT SAY THIS. SHOULDNT SAY THIS. LEAVE THAT OUT. LEAVE THAT OUT. AND SHES LIKE, NO ONE IS GOING AND SHES LIKE, NO ONE IS GOING TO CARE ANYMORE. TO CARE ANYMORE. ITS SO LONG AGO. ITS SO LONG AGO. AND IT BECAME A BIT OF A AND IT BECAME A BIT OF A BACKLASH. BACKLASH. THERE WAS AN ELEMENT OF PEOPLE THERE WAS AN ELEMENT OF PEOPLE LIKE, WHOA. LIKE, WHOA. SHES MARRIED, ET CETERA. SHES MARRIED, ET CETERA. MAYBE YOU DONT WANT TO ADMIT MAYBE YOU DONT WANT TO ADMIT THAT. THAT. WHAT WAS INTERESTING, AT FIRST,
CARRIE WAS LIKE, NO DIGBIG DEAL. CARRIE WAS LIKE, NO DIGBIG DEAL.
I WAS SITTING THERE WITH MY MOM I WAS SITTING THERE WITH MY MOM AND CARRIE SAID, MAYBE THAT AND CARRIE SAID, MAYBE THAT WASNT SUCH A SMART IDEA. WASNT SUCH A SMART IDEA.>>MAYBE YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT>>MAYBE YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT THAT ONE. THAT ONE.>>MOM KNOWS A FEW THINGS.>>MOM KNOWS A FEW THINGS.>>IS IT TRUE SHE THOUGHT “STAR>>IS IT TRUE SHE THOUGHT “STAR WARS” WAS THE END OF HER CAREER? WARS” WAS THE END OF HER CAREER?>>OH, YEAH.
WE ARRIVED AT THE BACK LOT FOR A WE ARRIVED AT THE BACK LOT FOR A
SCREENING OF “STAR WARS” BEFORE SCREENING OF “STAR WARS” BEFORE
IT CAME OUT. IT CAME OUT. AND SHE WAS NERVOUSLY SMOKING AND SHE WAS NERVOUSLY SMOKING OUTSIDE. OUTSIDE. WE WAITED UNTIL THE MOVIE HAD WE WAITED UNTIL THE MOVIE HAD BEGAN. BEGAN. AND THERE WAS NO SEATS LEFT. AND THERE WAS NO SEATS LEFT. WE SAT IN THE FRONT ROW. WE SAT IN THE FRONT ROW.>>NO SEATS FOR PRINCESS LEIA AT>>NO SEATS FOR PRINCESS LEIA AT “STAR WARS.” “STAR WARS.”>>SHES LOOKING UP AT THE>>SHES LOOKING UP AT THE SCREEN LIKE THIS, OH, MY GOD.
THIS COULD BE THE END OF MYD. THIS COULD BE THE END OF MY CAREER. CAREER. OH, WELL, ILL GO BACK TO
SINGING., ILL GO BACK TO SINGING. SHE DIDNT FIGURE OUT WRITING SHE DIDNT FIGURE OUT WRITING YET. YET. THAT SPACESHIP FLEW OVER, THE THAT SPACESHIP FLEW OVER, THE BATTLE CRUISER IN THE BEGINNING BATTLE CRUISER IN THE BEGINNING AND I SAID, THIS IS NO “B”
MOVIE.SAID, THIS IS NO “B” MOVIE. AND THE REST IS HISTORY. AND THE REST IS HISTORY. I MEAN, SHE IMMEDIATELY
UNDERSTOOD. IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTOOD.
EVERY OTHER MOVIES, WHEN THEY EVERY OTHER MOVIES, WHEN THEY
WERE MAKING “RETURN OF THE JEDI” WERE MAKING “RETURN OF THE JEDI” OR “EMPIRE,” THOSE WERE GOING TO OR “EMPIRE,” THOSE WERE GOING TO BE HUGE. BE HUGE.>>I LOVED HER IN “WHEN HARRY
MET SALLY.”HER IN “WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.”
CARRIE FISHER WAS AMAZING IN IT. CARRIE FISHER WAS AMAZING IN IT.
THE BOOK IS SO FULL OF THE THE BOOK IS SO FULL OF THE
LITTLE VIGNETTES OF YOUR FAMILY LITTLE VIGNETTES OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MOMS QUICK WIT. AND YOUR MOMS QUICK WIT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH US. US.>>MY PLEASURE.>>MY PLEASURE. I GUESS EVERYBODY IS GOING TO I GUESS EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET TO. GET TO.>>EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE IS>>EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE IS GOING HOME WITH A COPY OF “MY

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