The A+ cast of My Best Friend’s Wedding, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Rupert Everett and Cameron Diaz, have reunited 22 years after the beloved flick hit cinemas and our prayers have been answered.
The pop culture-loving lords over at Entertainment Weekly styled up one helluva photoshoot with the gang who have joined forces once again at a wedding, no less.
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During their group interview, the pair spilled some tasty behind-the-scenes tea on what went down during the making of the flick.
After they’d wrapped the rom-com back in 1997, EW reports that test screenings received hideous reviews, forcing filmmakers to make some big adjustments to its ending.
“The focus group didn’t want Julianne to have a happy ending. They still hadn’t forgiven her,” director P.J. Hogan explained. “They just weren’t ready for her to end up in the arms of another guy. I thought the answer was George, because the film really worked when Rupert was on camera. Rupert and Julia’s chemistry is so great.”
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Rupert reveals that when he first nabbed the part, there were “literally two lines in the script” which he thought would be a “career-icide” move.
“I kept saying, ‘P.J., what can I do?’ There’s nothing I can do and so I came in with quite a bad attitude, in a way. What was the point, I thought. But it was a complete changing point for me,” he explained.
“But we all got on so well straightaway. And everybody clicked on screen straightaway, and you could feel that. And for me, it was magical. But the last time I saw it, it kind of made me cry just thinking of how magic that time was, that summer.”
Oh, and remember the iconic karaoke scene where Diaz’s character is terrified to take the stage? Well, it turns out Cameron wasn’t just acting, she was genuinely crapping her dacks over the scene.
“I was terrified to do that scene, for real. I allowed the true terror of singing in front of people to be alive in me,” she explained. “I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, ‘You can do it, you can do it.’ In the scene I’m just staring at him the whole time because he’s looking at me like, ‘You’re okay. You’re not gonna die.’ And I was like, ‘But I’m dying.'”
Dermot also regaled the journo with a tale of how their fan girls/bois almost ruined the ferry scene.
“We’re going under numerous bridges, so pretty much every bridge or maybe every other, somebody leans down and yells, ‘Julia!’ during the filming. We’d either pause or just blaze through like you do,” Dermot shared. “Then, like the eighth trip down the river somebody yells, ‘Hey, Dermot!’ and I was like, ‘Yes!’ I look up and it’s, like, a friend from college, which didn’t really count. I go, ‘Hi, John.'”
And lastly, the cast like to believe that their characters would still be together today in 2019, living their happy lives somewhere.
“It supports the whole theory that it’s the right girl for him, right guy for her, you know?” Dermot said, with Rupert adding, “I think George and Julianne are a little bit like Will and Grace.” Nothing wrong with that.
Another juicy tidbit from the interview was that Cameron revealed that her sister-in-law, queen Nicole Richie is “obsessed” with the flick and same.
“We went to Chicago, like, a year and a half ago, and she took me to every single [location]. She’s like, ‘Remember when you were walking down the street right here and then…’ It was so much fun,” Cameron recalled. “I was like, ‘Yes, I think I do.’ She’s like, ‘I do, and it really means a lot to me, so I would like for you to pretend like you do.'”