Dear Folks: Having a Great Time at the Postcards from the Edge Premiere, Wish You Were Here-or Were You?
updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Of course, the film—based on Fisher's widely praised, semiautobiographical 1987 best-seller—is all about moms and daughters, with MacLaine playing the boozy actress mother of neurotic drug-addicted daughter Meryl Streep. "I am not too young to be playing Meryl Streep's mother." insisted MacLainc, 56, with a smile. "My character simply gave birth to her when she was 11½."
After the Century City screening, most of the audience headed downstairs to the Twenty/20 club to dish, nosh and network. The question slipping from everyone's lips, understandably, was whether Postcards was an imaginative jewel or a roman à clef. Fisher, 33, lately busy promoting her newest book, Surrender the Pink, insists that Reynolds is a far more supportive mother than her screen counterpart. And Debbie sounded just that way. Said Reynolds: "It's a proud night for our family."