'My Best Friend's Wedding' cast reunite after 22 years and share memorable moments
The timeless tale tells the story of two friends, played by Roberts and Mulroney, who made a pact to get married to each other if either of them was single by the time they turn 28
More than two decades after its debut in cinemas, the cast of romantic comedy fan favorite film 'My Best Friend's Wedding' reunited for an annual romantic comedy issue by Entertainment Weekly (EW). Julia Roberts looked gorgeous on the cover wearing a pearly white suit while co-star Cameron Diaz stunned in a beautifully layered pink tulle dress for her first "major magazine photoshoot in years". The cult classic romcom was filmed in the summer of 1996 in Chicago by director PJ Hogan and was a young Diaz's first major role.
Diaz told EW: "I mean, I was considering turning it down. No, I’m kidding. I got to work with these folks and Julia. It was, like, a huge break for me." The 'Charlie's Angels' actress also admitted that her sister-in-law Nicole Richie was "obsessed" with the film and forced her to stop at various famous filming spots when they visited Chicago.
Diaz said: "She’s like, 'Remember when you were walking down the street right here and then… It was so much fun.' 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'."
Rupert Everett admitted in the interview that his bad attitude almost lost him the role as Roberts' fake fiance, George Downes, but he managed to change his ways and keep the job. He said: "It was a complete changing point for me. The last time I saw it, it kind of made me cry just thinking of how magical that time was, that summer."
In one of the most famous scenes from the film, the group heads out for a karaoke night and convince Diaz's character, Kimmy, to sing in spite of her very real fear. She said: "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. I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there."
Even though she had spent so many years away from the big screen, Diaz did admit that fans still bombard her with kind words with regards to the film. She said: "It’s just this joyous feeling that you get off of them. I appreciate that so much."
The film premiered on June 20, 1997, to $21 million. It ended up making a domestic gross of $127 million. The timeless tale tells the story of two friends, played by Roberts and Dermot Mulroney, who made a pact to get married to each other if either of them was single by the time they were 28 years old.
When Roberts, who played a food critic called Julianne Porter, found out that her friend Mulroney was engaged to a 20-year-old college student, she hatched a plan to stop the wedding from happening and get married to the love of her life.