22 years later — ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ cast shares new secrets about the rom-com classic

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It’s the pop culture reunion 22 years in the making. As Entertainment Weekly released their romantic comedy issue this morning, fans were delighted to see the cast of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ together again. Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Rupert Everett and Cameron Diaz came together in Los Angeles for an unforgettable photo shoot. And yes, they shared some new secrets about the beloved rom-com that remains a classic today.

Where Are Michael and Kimmy Today?

If you ask the cast, many believe they are still together and stronger than ever. “It supports the whole theory that it’s the right girl for him, right guy for her, you know?” Dermot explained to the publication. Rupert added, “I think George and Julianne are a little bit like Will and Grace.” Nothing wrong with that.

Remember that special karaoke scene between Julianne, Michael and Kimmy? As it turns out, Cameron was genuinely scared to do it

First Impressions

After filming concluded on ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’, EW reports that test screenings received some harsh reviews. As a result, the film’s ending and a bathroom encounter between Julianne and Kimmy underwent some serious changes. “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.”

Taking the Stage

Remember that special karaoke scene between Julianne, Michael and Kimmy? As it turns out, Cameron was genuinely scared to do it. “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.’”

Published in Today’s Muslim, February 11th 2019.