My Best Friend's Wedding cast reunites for EW's romantic comedy issue




The cast of what OP considers to be the one of the best rom-com's of all time has reunited for EW's romantic comedy issue.

The entire gang was present (Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dylan McDermott Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett) for the reunion. The cast talks about how much people love the film and still come up to them on the street to talk about their love of the film 22 years later.

Cameron's sister-in-law Nicole Richie is obsessed with the movie. 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. 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.”

Cameron was terrified of the Karaoke 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. 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.”

After Wedding wrapped, it faced some harsh test screenings, which sent production back into reshoots. The film’s ending (originally Julianne found love with a wedding guest played by John Corbett) and a bathroom encounter between Julianne and Kimmy underwent major changes.

Director P.J. Hogan: Once I knew that the studio would pay [to reshoot] the last scene, I thought, “There were a couple of other scenes I think sucked — we best do a better job.” The first bathroom scene just didn’t work at all. The way it originally played was Cameron’s character just forgave Julianne almost immediately. I remember on set, Cameron kept saying, “I don’t know why I’m forgiving her, I just want to punch her. She almost ruined my life.” The focus group didn’t want Julianne to have a happy ending. They still hadn’t forgiven her. 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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