Fisher: ‘Dad was not much of a father’

Fisher appeared on Tuesday’s (15Feb11) Oprah Winfrey Show with her mum Debbie Reynolds and wasted no time in bashing her father, singer Eddie Fisher – who dumped the family for a romance with Elizabeth Taylor when the Star Wars actress was just a baby.

Revealing that her dad wasn’t much of a father when she was growing up, the actress admits, “I realised he’s not a parent. If I wanted a relationship with him, he need to be taken care of. I could have a relationship with my dad if I didn’t wait for him to be my dad.”

Carrie Fisher reveals even his death last September (10) was awash with irresponsibility.

She said, “He didn’t have any insurance. Nothing…. There’s four children, so we each get a fourth of nothing.”