Carrie Fisher Used Cocaine on 'Empire Strikes Back'
By PopEater Staff Posted Oct 11th 2010 05:03PM
"I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to get high," actress Carrie Fisher told AAP Sydney.
The 53-year-old Fisher opened up in an interview with the Australian newswire to talk about her history of drug abuse, explaining how her dark side took over much of her life and career in the end.
Things only got worse for the former leader of the rebel alliance when she started hanging out with her boyfriend Dan Aykroyd's circle, which included John Belushi in the 'Blues Brothers' era.
"Slowly I realized I was doing a bit more drugs than other people and losing my choice in the matter," Fisher said.
Despite hardships on the brutal road to sobriety, it was a sense of humor that truly saved her.
"It wasn't as funny when a friend died in my bed from an overdose and it took a long time for that to be," Fisher said. "It's not funny still, but it's funnier and not as tragic."
Fisher is touring five different Australian cities from October to November doing an award-winning stand-up routine called 'Wishful Drinking.'
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